|Size/Type:||Small Magical Beast|
|Hit Dice:||5d10 (27 hp)|
|Speed:||20 ft. (4 squares), fly 60 ft. (poor)|
|Armor Class:||14 (+1 size, +3 Dex), touch 14, flat-footed 11|
|Attack:||Bite +9 melee (1d4-2 plus petrification)|
|Full Attack:||Bite +9 melee (1d4-2 plus petrification)|
|Space/Reach:||5 ft./5 ft.|
|Special Qualities:||Darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision|
|Saves:||Fort +4, Ref +7, Will +2|
|Abilities:||Str 6, Dex 17, Con 11, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 9|
|Skills:||Listen +7, Spot +7|
|Feats:||Alertness, Dodge, Weapon FinesseB|
|Organization:||Solitary, pair, flight (3-5), or flock (6-13)|
|Advancement:||6-8 HD (Small); 9-15 HD (Medium)|
A male cockatrice has wattles and a comb, just like a rooster. Females, much rarer than males, differ only in that they have no wattles or comb. A cockatrice weighs about 25 pounds.
A cockatrice fiercely attacks anything that it deems a threat to itself or its lair. Flocks of cockatrices do their utmost to overwhelm and confuse their foes, and sometimes fly directly into their opponents’ faces.
Creatures hit by a cockatrice’s bite attack must succeed on a DC 12 Fortitude save or instantly turn to stone. The save DC is Constitution-based. Cockatrices have immunity to the petrification ability of other cockatrices, but other petrification attacks affect them normally.