The Nuna are a small race of flightless, birdlike creatures. Their feathers can come in a variety of colors, depending on the environment they are found in. There are many different types of Nuna, including the dwarf species found commonly on Tatooine. An adult dwarf Nuna is usually only as big as a chick of their larger counterparts. While they survive on a mostly herbivore diet, they have occasionally been known to eat smaller creatures.
These creatures are also known for a couple exceptional characteristics. The most notable feature is their wattles, which hang from their jaw. It is theorized that they use these for communication between each other. They are also known for their large, three-toed feet and scaly complexion.
As with all creatures, they have many traits unique to their species. One such trait is how they waddle, despite having long legs. Though this has continued to baffle scientists and xenobiologists, this species has continued to thrive, and thus it cannot be attributed as a defect. Their survival may be based upon how they inflate themselves when agitated or startled, thus appearing bigger and more menacing to predators.
Nuna are known for their high reproductive rates, which have caused them to populate multiple planets, even though they originate from the swamps of Naboo. While they are incapable of sentient thought, they have wandered onto unsuspecting traveler's vessels, making them an unknown and unwanted guest. Usually by the time the pilot reaches his next destination, these little creatures have already hatched in considerable numbers, and have caused more than one person to be turned away by the regional port authority.
Other than being a nuisance for pilots and travelers, they are known throughout the galaxy as being excellent pets, as well as game for hunting. Many species consider them to be a very appetizing dish, and use them as the main course of a meal. It is worth noting that some people may be allergic to these creatures, so caution is advised before eating them for the first time.