Source: System Reference Document 5.0
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Medium beast, unaligned

Armor Class 10

Hit Points 5 (1d8+5)

Speed 10 ft., fly 50 ft.

7 (-2) 10 (+0) 13 (+1) 2 (-4) 12 (+1) 4 (-3)

Skills Perception +3

Senses passive Perception 10

Challenge 0 (0 XP)

Keen Sight and Smell. The vulture has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight or smell.

Pack Tactics. The vulture has advantage on an attack roll against a creature if at least one of the vulture’s allies is within 5 feet of the creature and the ally isn’t incapacitated.


Beak. Melee Weapon Attack: +2 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 2 (1d4) piercing damage.

Source: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3.

Though related to raptors and other birds of prey, vultures mainly feed on carrion they spot or scent from on high. Vultures have weak claws compared to predatory birds, but their sharp and wickedly hooked beaks tear living flesh as readily as the sharpest blade.

Despite dining on carrion, vultures prefer their corpses newly dead rather than rotten. Some even hunt smaller prey when food is scarce.