The thunderhead hawk was a bird of prey native to the planet Makeb. A ground-based creature known as the vrake, also native to Makeb, featured a head crest that greatly resembled the head of a thunderhead hawk, and vrakes used the crest to startle their prey—typically small rodents and birds—before pouncing on them.
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Thunderhead hawks were first mentioned in the Codex entry for vrakes in Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Hutt Cartel, a 2013 Digital Expansion for the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic. The entry did not specify the hawks' sentience.