Rock-vultures were a species of carnivorous bird native to the planet Utapau in the Outer Rim Territories. They were one of the few species that inhabited the planet's wind-torn surface, where they devoured their prey without waiting for it to perish. The B1-series battle droid Mister Bones was modified by the young Temmin Wexley to have the cut of a rock-vulture's skull.
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Rock-vultures were introduced in the new Star Wars canon in the 2015 reference book Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know. In the Star Wars Legends continuity, they were originally mentioned in Matthew Stover's 2005 novelization of the prequel trilogy film Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.
- Aftermath: Life Debt (First appearance, simultaneous with Aftermath: Life Debt audiobook) (Skull only)
- Aftermath: Life Debt audiobook
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know (First mentioned)