Provinces: Almost all except for the farthest north and south regions.
Rarity: Varies depending on province. Typically found more in tropical climates, or regions with high humidity.
Average Height: 4′ 5″ to 5′ 5″
Average Wingspan: 16-24 feet
Average Weight: 80-90 lbs
Life Span: 70-80 years
Description: Harpies have human heads and humanoid bodies. Their faces are more often round than angular, and feathers sprout from their ears to their jawline. The feathers begin in earnest from the back of the neck to the base of the neck and below. These feathers are downy and soft.
Their “arms” are instead wings which vary in shape and size. Three fairly mobile fingers extend from the wing. Mobile tail feathers extend from the spine. Below the knee, scales replace feathers. The legs are long and slender. The legs end in a clawed foot with four digits.
Sexual Dimorphism: Males often have brighter plumage than females.
Colors and Markings: The colors of harpies vary highly. The plumage can come in a rainbow of colors and patterns. The hair is typically a darker, more subdued color than the plumage, although this is not always the case. Sometimes, the hair will have a metallic shine to it, or have streaks of another, brighter color. Earth tones are most common for the hair, as well as black, grey, and white, although darker reds, blues, and greens are not unusual.
Physical Abilities: Harpies are strong, agile fliers, but they tend to be awkward and inelegant on the ground.
Reproduction: Harpies, unlike cupidines, lay eggs, typically one to two, although three and four are not uncommon. These eggs are about a foot tall, and vary in color. They hatch after about thirty weeks. Maturity for a cupidine is around sixteen years of age.