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Picture from Paranormal Animals of Europe

Stymphalians (Ardea foedus) are Awakened cousins of the purple heron (Ardeidae purpurea), and resemble large herons with tough serrated beaks and hardened calcified "arrow feathers". Stymphalians are able to throw these dart-like feathers as a ranged attack against prey. They also have a toxic breath consisting of vapors of partially digested, rotting meat.

Stymphalians live in social nesting groups of 10 to 25 adults, hunting in groups of 3 to 5. Stymphalians rarely attack metahumans unless provoked, and they are exquisitely sensitive to amplified sound, due to their enhanced sense of hearing. They live scattered throughout the marshes of Spain, southern France, Italy, and Greece.