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Devaron harbours many more strange creatures but the most legendary is the Centennial Sparr`ow. It is said that Devaronian males may have developed their horns to fend off predatory birds which the Sparr`ow is believed to be a direct descendant of. The raptor grows to man-sized height and has a wingspan of three meters, sharp claws and a beak to match. It also can reach an age of one hundred standard years, hence the name. Scientists think this animal is the source of legend that speaks of a 'demon bird' that grows a thousand years old, called the Millennial Fhak`ann. Hunting and catching this prize bestows a great honour on the one that accomplishes it. The hunt has been forbidden for some time, however, since the Sparr`ow is on the brink of extinction. To symbolize the 'catch' in modern times, young Devaron males are given a feather or claw upon completion of the rites of passage from adolescence to adulthood. The stories surrounding the Sparr`ow and Fhak`ann also became well known among space-faring folk and more than one freighter captain adapted elements from the legends into the names they gave their ships.