We lived here forever, you people are the new ones.
We are large creatures in-between avian, reptile and mammal. We can fly. We’re all about 5 feet tall, but can range a little smaller or larger up to 8 feet for some big hybrids between regions. Female presenting Balikin have duller colors and smaller feathers, while male presenting Balikin have bright, exaggerated feathers. Otherwise all genders are generally similar in build and presentation.
We live in family groups not related by blood, and these groups are around 7-12 Balikin, we are very sociable and will take in others in need, we also share resources between different family groups.
Balikin can speak Human and Kirunhound. But our speaking voices are different than yours, so we sound a bit different when using your languages. Talking to each other we use body language and clicks, growls and beeps.
We eat all things, if we eat meat we try to only eat small things like bugs, frogs and eggs. We love fruit!
I don’t know how you count time, but we live a long time I think.