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Bright-Breasted Wyverns were released on April 1, 2010, alongside Hellfire Wyverns, Sunsong Amphipteres, and Nebula Dragons.

Official descriptions[]

Egg[]

This egg is covered in speckles.

Hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It’s rather plain looking, though.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It’s rather plain looking, though.

And look! It has grown wings, and bright markings have developed all over its body.

Adult[]

Bright-Breasted Wyverns are a breed of dragon easily recognized by their bright red markings. They are a small breed, only the size of a full-grown man. However, they have developed poisonous barbs on their feet to make up for their size. Their coloration is used to warn off potential predators of the danger, and is also used to attract mates. They are very social, and can often be seen preening in large groups.

Sprite artists[]

Sprites[]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Female Bright-Breasted egg Bright-Breasted hatchling Bright-Breasted mature hatchling female Bright-Breasted adult female
Male Bright-Breasted mature hatchling male Bright-Breasted adult male

Egg sequence[]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Bright-breasted Wyvern egg Bright-breasted Wyvern crack 1 Bright-breasted Wyvern crack 2 Bright-breasted Wyvern crack 3 Bright-breasted Wyvern crack 4 Bright-breasted Wyvern crack 5 Bright-breasted Wyvern dead egg

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Holiday 2011
Female
Bright-Breasted adult female Holiday 2011
Holiday 2011
Male
Bright-Breasted adult male Holiday 2011
Holiday 2011
Female
(Temporary)
Bright-Breasted adult female Holiday 2011 replaced
Holiday 2011
Male
(Temporary)
Bright-Breasted adult male Holiday 2011 replaced
Halloween 2012
Male
Bright-Breasted adult male Halloween 2012
Halloween 2015
Female
Bright-Breasted adult female Halloween 2015
Halloween 2015
Male
Bright-Breasted adult male Halloween 2015
April Fools' Day 2018
Female
Bright-Breasted adult female AF 2018
April Fools' Day 2018
Male
Bright-Breasted adult male AF 2018
April Fools' Day 2022
Female
Bright-Breasted adult female AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Male
Bright-Breasted adult male AF 2022
Retired sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Old dead egg Bright-Breasted dead egg retired

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Bright and colorful in order to warn off potential predators of the poison they contain in the barbs on their feet, but it also makes them vain and prideful.
  • Highly judgemental when it comes to appearanced [sic], pushing some individuals to improve their looks by using juices of various fruits to temporarily brighten their colors, although members found doing this are treated very harshly.
  • Sides of their heads are covered in black and the top in red, except for hatchlings who are born with their heads covered completely in black.
  • Named for their bright red breast, which are considered indictive [sic] of health, indurance [sic], and strength.
  • Wings are outlined in black. Female’s wings have black speckles, while males have traces of a stunning aqua blue.
  • Small feet and dexterous tails make them capable of fairly nimble feats and delicate procedures.
  • Although brightly colored, hatchlings are quite plain compared to adults, as their gender-specific markings do not appear until adulthood.
  • Hatchling poison is not as potent as adult poison.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Sociable and playful, though just as prideful as adults.
  • Self-discovery is encouraged for hatchlings to learn who they are.
  • Devotion and protection of the adults can sometimes make hatchlings obnoxious.
  • Require lots of attention and companionship growing up.
  • Can take up creating pranks as an outlet for their curiosity and intelligence.
  • Sometimes slow to learn appropriate boundaries, which playing pranks helps them discover.

Adult Behavior

  • Have a wide range of personality traits but are characterized by their arrogance and intelligence.
  • Usually defeated when they become too cocky, allowing themselves to be taken by surprise.
  • Spend lots of time preening due in part to vanity but also as a method of bonding.
  • No strict mating procedure; individuals may give food or small gives, dance, tell stories, or invite potential mates on long flights.
  • Flocks come together during mating season. Usually, pairs join one mate’s flock, though sometimes parting, leaving the female to raise the offspring on with the support of their flock, as flocks are highly protective of their young.
  • Even a small dose of poison, which attacks the nervous system, acts nearly immediately, causing hours-long paralysis with side effects of intense pain, disorientation, and exhaustion.
  • Highly talkative during battles, sending mocking messages to their attacker, as well as dizzying and confusing them rather than attempt traditional combat. Do not seek out confrontation, but they are territorial.
  • Jealous of magic-users, as they do not have any innate magic; they sometimes seem to discrimate [sic] against more magical breeds.

Habitat

  • Prefer lush, tropical rainforests.
  • Fairly hardy breed and can survive in temperate forests or even near the coast.
  • Feel exposed without the cover of trees.
  • In rainforests, they primarily live in the canopy and understory where they make their nests and find a majority of their food.
  • Occasionally venture down to forest floors, such as when they need specific plants that grow there or smell something they can scavenge.
  • Rarely traven [sic] anywhere alone, preferring to have at least one companion to watch their back.
  • Spend most of their time in the air or perched in trees.

Diet

  • Omnivorous, eating primarily fruits, leaves, lichen, and insects.
  • Expert at identifying lichen species.
  • Do not often hunt for prey due to their small size and limited strength.
  • Prefer to save the use of their poisonous barbs for defense rather than hunting.
  • Poison in their barbs is time consuming to produce.
  • Primarily scavengers when it comes to meat.
  • Have a vast array of knowledge about plants, which they also use for medicinal purposes.

Additional information[]

Female and males feature dimorphism in their appearance — the speckles found on the egg of the Bright-Breasted Wyvern appear only on the wings of the female, whereas the male has a solid black line. "This is because in nature females tend to have more broken up markings than males" - says Dovealove, one of the sprite artists. The female also has a black marking in the center of her red breast, the male has blue on the tip of his tail, and the female has red eyes while the male has blue. Their creator was heavily inspired by both robins and parrots in terms of their personality and appearance.

They are native to tropical climates, specifically those of lush rainforests. Their small size and speed allows them to easily navigate the trees and thick foliage. They are omnivorous, eating primarily fruits, leaves, and lichen, which they are experts at identifying, as well as insects. They are not often seen hunting for prey, since their small size and limited strength makes it difficult for them. Although they could take down prey using their poisonous barbs, they prefer to save the toxins for when they are in danger, as it is time consuming to produce. Instead they are scavengers, preferring to get meat from creatures already deceased. Because of their primarily herbivorous nature, they have gathered a vast array of knowledge about plants, which they use for medicinal purposes. Wild members of this breed are unlikely to share this information with strangers, although tame Bright-Breasted Wyverns have amassed a lot of knowledge which they are not afraid of sharing.

In personality, Bright-Breasted Wyverns are a very human-like breed; however, they would argue that it’s the other way around. They can have a very wide range of personality traits, differing greatly from each individual. However, they are characterized by two things- their arrogance and intelligence. These dragons are very clever, and use strategy to help them survive in the wild. Their small feet and dexterous tails can often be used like hands for delicate procedures. This, along with their bright, flamboyant colours, makes them very vain and prideful. In battle, Bright-Breasted Wyverns are usually defeated when they become too cocky, allowing their opponents to take them by surprise.

Bright-Breasted Wyverns are highly judgemental when it comes to appearance, although it is limited to their own kind. Their bright colours, especially the red on their chest, is considered indicative of health, endurance and strength. Occasionally individuals have attempted to improve their looks by using the juices of various fruits to brighten their colours temporarily; if any members are discovered using these "cosmetics", they are treated very harshly.

Although in the wild Bright-Breasted Wyverns usually remain in flocks of their own kin, those raised in captivity have no inhibitions, and will happily spend time with both humans and other dragon species. Wild flocks are highly protective of their young, and the entire group takes on parental duties; they will all do their part in rearing the eggs and hatchlings. This nurturing instinct often carries into domesticated individuals as well, who are willing to even help dragons of completely different breeds.
Completely Different (Self-Added via Wiki)
  • During the Christmas 2011 Dragon Dress Up event, Bright-breasted Wyvern Christmas sprites were at first yellow/red colored ones, which Angziety hadn't intended to get on site, before being changed to the normal colored dressed-up sprites:
About the BBW's. Change is due to myself. They were not meant to have recolors in the first place, but accidentally get on site due to miscommunication.
Angziety (Forum Post)
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