The carrion spat was an avian native to the planet Corellia. It had common ratite features: flightless and large, with a raptor-like beak and two long legs. Like the kaadu of Naboo, carrion spats had no upper extremities at all, unusual among much of galactic fauna. They were mostly featherless, but both males and females alike had plumage issuing from their upper pelvic regions.

Plumage as well as coloration varied among carrion spats, ranging from crimson and brown to shades of green. They were often domesticated, and could be fitted with a harness and bridle, serving as popular mounts for sentient species throughout the galaxy. Some could be found on Boz Pity.[1] Like the tauntaun, the carrion spat sometimes served as a military mount for various groups because of its excellent speed and mobility over terrain.


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A giant carrion spat standing beside its handler in Coronet.

A larger, variant subspecies called the "giant carrion spat" existed as well on Corellia. This subspecies, apart from size, was very similar in appearance to the common carrion spat. Aside from physical appearance, the giant carrion spat was much less common and could be observed, in the wild, only at very high elevations.

Behind the scenesEdit

Carrion spats appeared in the video game Star Wars Galaxies, a massively multiplayer online-role playing game developed by Sony and published by LucasArts, prior to its closure on December 15, 2011.



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