Birds, from Ultima VII manual
Variants: Chickens
First appearance: Ultima VI
Last appearance: Ultima IX

Birds come in many forms and colors. Usually, they are peaceful and no danger to anyone. However, there are some species of birds of prey, which won't hesitate to attack anyone daring to enter their area. Some birds are quite smart; parrots, for example, can even master language. Special cases are chickens and vultures.

Birds live everywhere in the wilderness.

Once introduced in Ultima VI, there was little change, apart from the improved graphical appearance.


Generally posing no serious problem to the traveller, these swift, delicate creatures can peck annoyingly about the head if they are disturbed or threatened.

- from Compendium (Ultima VI)


This type of creature is not openly hostile to human beings, but many will probably attack if provoked or frightened.

- from The Book of Fellowship (Ultima VII)

A variety of avian creatures inhabit the land, though an attractive silver-winged creature seems the most prevalent. Preferring fruits and vegetables, birds rarely attack people, though I have witnessed a few that were so inclined. One of the most colorful birds, the parrot, is even rumored to be able to converse in human language.

- from Beyond the Serpent Pillars (Ultima VII Part Two)