Vana'diel Bestiary: Lesser Colibri  

Found in:Bhaflau Thickets
Wajaom Woodlands
Level:63 - 65
  • Not Aggro
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  • Based on Wind
  • Strong against Wind
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Updated: Fri Dec 28 10:26:12 2007

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# Jan 25 2008 at 3:09 AM Rating: Default
i am soloing these now as 60DRG/30WHM quick easy but can get risky

if u can solo these as your 60DRG/30WHM

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# Apr 05 2007 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
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These little buggers detect by sight. I was doing a SA TA burn party here, and whenever shadows went down and we couldn't get them back up, we'd hide to lose aggro and it'd go onto the next unfortunate thief :D
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# Mar 11 2007 at 4:51 PM Rating: Decent
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after partying here a while, i noticed that ice based spells did the most to them, so i believe theyre weak to ice.
# Dec 11 2006 at 12:39 PM Rating: Decent
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i was skilling up eva & X-bow other day while lfp. i killed 8 before getting an invite out of 8 i got 3 KS and 1 BS. this is as 68thf. this was the only time i tried this. gonna keep it up though skillup is pretty good. out of 8 i got 1.3 lvls in xbow and .6 in eva (mind you it was only 8 kills and 2 i had to hide from). marks is now 176 and eva is 201 fyi.

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# Nov 04 2006 at 8:24 PM Rating: Decent
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ok i got extremely lucky wiht my 30ks in two days. After more time farming these i realized that the drop rate i would say is the same as robber crabs.
ks drop
# Oct 15 2006 at 2:29 PM Rating: Decent
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from my experience, these have a decently good ks drop rate, i got about 30ks in 2 days, only soloing about 2 to 3 hrs each day, so in 6 hrs 30ks. 5ks an hour eh not bad.
Piss poor drop rate on KS?
# Oct 03 2006 at 1:08 AM Rating: Decent
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I was trying to farm these while exping to get Kindred's Seals and they aren't droping. This is as THF too. Do they even drop them? I'm starting to wonder if they do.
Piss poor drop rate on KS?
# Oct 10 2006 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
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It's just ****-poor. XPing from 56 to 58 on these guys - 'round 6-7 hours or so - I saw maybe 6 drop total.
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# Sep 18 2006 at 6:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Been invited to PTs over by the Leypoint area twice this weekend. Setup was 3 DD, NIN, BRD, RDM in both PTs. The PT I just left was NIN BRD RDM WAR THF SAM(me).

One word: Awsome. Like the person below said, way better than Crabs, but only if you have ToAU. No aggro, and they don't link. Max PTs I think that could fit in the Leypoint Tele area I think can be two. One PT seemed to always have lessers around.

Some tips to setting up: BRD and RDM stand on the Leypoint area (G-8 on the Map). Only thing RDM should do is Cure, Buff, and Haste, since these like to bounce stuff back, or your spells don't do much damage at all. BRD can then easily buff RDM, and the buff melee. BRD should buff melee or RDM while DD and NIN are fighting so that Ballad doesn't overlap on a melee, or Minuet on a RDM. NIN and the DD run in a circle around the leypoint; don't bother staying in one area since they don't link or agrro, you can chain faster running around. If you run this 'circut', continue either going clockwise or counter-clockwise around your BRD and RDM. Should be about 6-8 Lessers that spawn in this area, and pop very quickly. Tank should only worry about brining Shihei (if it's a NIN), although it's move "Pecking Fury" will eat up shadows quickly. Tank with food = waste of money, since it does like to steal your food alot.

With the above in mind, I got about 7300 in 1 hour and 15 minutes. :)
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# Aug 18 2006 at 12:20 PM Rating: Default
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Better these than crabs again.
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# Aug 16 2006 at 2:10 PM Rating: Decent
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The only thing my party did is buff, melee and mages healing, pure melee on this guy...
Feather Tickle = Worst Ever
# Aug 15 2006 at 2:44 PM Rating: Decent
as a mid 50's PLD going up against these things, I was hella ****** when my TP would dissapear. It took me while to figure out that i was not insane, but that this bird was robbing me.
Made my "Spirits Within" luster dim quite considerably.

Colibri food
# Jul 19 2006 at 2:33 PM Rating: Decent
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I heard from some people say that when these bird use Snatch Morsel that they seem to gain the stats of whatever food they have taken, has anyone tried -stat foods to make them weaker?
Can somerone explain this?
# Jul 09 2006 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Today my pt and I were xping on the Colibri's. Pt lvl range was 64 - 66. I'm a RDM. I can't remember the complete PT make-up since it changed often, but the jobs that stayed steady were PLD, MNK, RDM (me)and WAR. At times we had 2 RDM's, or a WHM or SMN for healing. We did not have a BLM. I know these things like to mimic the spells casted...they loved to cast them back on me a LOT, but I was casting the debuffs then since no BLM avail, would nuke. PLD yelled not to nuke or debuff at all as what ever I casted on the bird...the bird would then cast on him. Thing is...The bird casted the spell on me. His food was constantly stolen, that I do know. But, As far as I knew these things return the spell on the one that casted it, not the melee. Could someone verify this? I wound up sitting on the sidelines casting no de-buffs, no nuking...only refresh, cure and regen and an occasional Pro4. VERY boring ><
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# Aug 15 2006 at 10:35 AM Rating: Decent
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If you are talking about Colibri, not lessers, then in my experience as brd, my debuffs nearly always got reflected on me but with only 3 or 4 ever landing, only once or twice did i see a debuff redirected to anyone but me.
So I'd say 99% go back at the caster from what I've seen.
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# Jul 08 2006 at 3:14 AM Rating: Decent
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we've had some success back tanking these guys, provided you can work out roughly when the bird's going to pop 'snatch morsel', you turn your back and keep your food, it tries 'pecking flurry' or whatever its called. Doesnt work every time though, so I guess cheap food is the order of the day.
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# Jun 29 2006 at 8:54 AM Rating: Decent
me nadmy party was exping on them and at lvl 60 there con as VT to tough.
Only resion we where exping on them was because we only had on most part of the time 4 members due to the lack of ppl seeking.

Anyway there tend to use "feather tickler" which resets TP to 0 and another move which removes status effect like food item.
One of our members went though a lot of sush because of this bird kept removing the food stusts effect.

Also drops Colibri Beak and colibri feather.
The beak been the most populor drop.
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# Jun 21 2006 at 7:15 PM Rating: Good
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these seem to resist black magic A LOT. my obsorb spelsl hardly ever get through. also tehy seem to resist status bolts. my acid bolts hardly ever proc'ed at all. when i managed to rain a status, it doenst last very long.
# Jun 19 2006 at 7:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Was XPing lvs 57-58 on these and our tank just stopped bothering to use food. He would lose it every fight. Stunning them when they try to snatch morsel might work, but food is a waste. If you pay 70k+ for a stack of your food, you'll use that up in no time. Really sucked because we were alternating between them and the Attercops which have Sickle Slash... which was pretty bad with no tank food.

We managed ok, but snatch morsel is one of the most annoying debuffs I've ever seen. And feather tickle isn't much fun either. Tank should use TP at 100 every time, or risk losing it all.
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# Jun 15 2006 at 4:17 AM Rating: Decent
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i am leveling my staff it is currently 200 how high can i go on these?
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# Jun 05 2006 at 4:39 PM Rating: Good
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I was trying to get a few extra IP by sleepnuking these birds, as BLM73.

After about 7 birds, they were immune to gravity and bind only stuck for a few seconds, and my tier IV spells were doing 200-600 damage.

I believe these are not meant to be nuked ^___^;
They are in the Colibri family not Adamantoise
# May 23 2006 at 6:57 AM Rating: Good
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The Lesser Colibri are in the Colibri family. The non-Lesser version seem to be in BLU related as they learn your spells (so be careful).

tp reset?
# May 20 2006 at 9:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Our tank lost his taco right away last night not realizing the these parrots steal it. Anyways, after that, there was a move that would reset tp to zero. I'm guessing that would have been snatch morsel without food effects on. anybody confirm this?
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RE: tp reset?
# Jun 07 2006 at 9:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Snatch Morsel just steals a food effect and I've heard it can steal a benefical effect, but I'm uncertain of that. Feather Tickle is the tp reset move, also a blu spell later on. Also a nice little note make sure that if you're trying to get some isp from these guys make sure the person tanking them isn't a sam... >.>;
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# May 08 2006 at 4:01 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm assuming the level range of these is 63-65. I soloed these as a 65SMN for a while, and there were EM and DC Colibri. The DCs would either give me 81 or 97 exp (with sanction), and never any different number. So I guessed that there were two levels of DC Colibri. I only see DC now at level 66.
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Also in Wajaom Woodlands
# May 03 2006 at 9:28 AM Rating: Good
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They are also in Wajaom Woodlands in various open areas and in many of the connecting paths.

Most of the open areas have aggro during the day & night or aggro just at night (e.g. PLD, BST, THF, etc. monsters).

The leypoint (G-8 & Olduum Ring quest) has several of these monsters and never seems to have aggro even at night.
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# May 03 2006 at 9:21 AM Rating: Good
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I have been skillchain with Carby. My experience is - of the Summoner Skillchains with Carby generally - they weakest against Transfixition (Starbust->Poison Nails).
As for level ....
# May 03 2006 at 9:18 AM Rating: Good
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@ level 75: I saw XP in the 39 to 48 range. The XP 48 version only seem to come out at night. I've never seen a DC / 50 in well over 400 kills.

Edited, Wed May 3 09:56:54 2006
# May 03 2006 at 2:11 AM Rating: Good
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Not sure about the lessers, but as noted the Colibri's mimic. Now here's what I've seen them mimic basically every spell cast on it apart from Cure etc. But here's where the fun starts, they store the spells. Try Silencing them then cast a few spells. Once unsilenced it will start spitting them back at you. Last night my friends were trying to kill me (NIN), by casting Diaga then other stuff onto it while I had hate. They were rather fun to try and tank, cause you couldn't Ninjutsu them without shadows or you would cop it back. It only landed paralyze once (/huzzah).
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Feather Tickle
# May 01 2006 at 4:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Feather Tickle is a Blue Magic spell, too, as said on one of the lists I've seen. Too bad none of the other skills are learnable.

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# Apr 29 2006 at 7:25 AM Rating: Good
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I think they also drop an Egg...

Not that it matter but, hey lol
RE: drops
# May 19 2006 at 1:10 AM Rating: Decent
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you're probably thinking of the Puk egg those chinese dragonflies
RE: drops
# Jun 27 2006 at 3:11 AM Rating: Good
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oh yea lol


feathers, beak and

Seals! XD
RE: drops
# May 03 2006 at 9:15 AM Rating: Good
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Drops are:

Wind Crystals

I killing them for limit points and have done well over 400 of them and an egg never dropped.

# Apr 26 2006 at 2:14 AM Rating: Excellent
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So is this thing in the "Colibri" family?
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# Apr 25 2006 at 8:35 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm not sure about the lesser colibris, but the regular colibris are mimickers. Any vocal offensive spell that lands on them, they cast it right back on you. This holds true for white magic, black magic, and bard songs. Don't know about Ninjitsu though.
RE: Mimickers
# Apr 28 2006 at 8:04 AM Rating: Decent
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Their mimicking ability seems to go beyond simply casting spells back at you. I've been experimenting with it, but I haven't learned anything concrete.

They only seem to mimic spells that deal damage to them. The only spells I could make them return were Dia and Banish. (Bst/Whm by the way)

After mimicking a spell, you'll notice their mouth will stay open for some time. With their mouths closed, colibri seem to move at Flee's speed, but with their mouths open their pace seems slowed to a crawl. I think the duration of this effect depends on how much mp the spell cost. Dia seemed to last a short while, while Banish II tended to stay on a bit longer.

Once hit by the spell, they'll only be able to cast it back on the person who cast the spell. This made things a little odd when I cast Banish on one of the birds and charmed it before it could finish casting back. When I sent it to attack, it refused to make any new actions.

I'm not sure, but I'm willing to bet they receive other penalties while in this mode.

note: I've been messing with them, and I think I was wrong about the run speed thing, and they can cast spells on people other than the one casting on them.

Edited, Fri May 5 09:36:11 2006
Snatch Morsel is most likely Dispel.
# Apr 24 2006 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Snatch Morsel does, as whenever it uses it, it just says "No effect on Takari.

Snatch Morsel is most likely Dispel.

I would guess that and a pretty powerfull one if it can remove food effect.

Eft has a dispel move too but I dont remember what it is called.
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RE: Snatch Morsel is most likely Dispel.
# Apr 30 2006 at 7:37 PM Rating: Decent
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snatch morsel isn't a dispel, it steals your food effect and gives it to the colibri, so it's like one of the promie bosses in that regard, also, their level range is somewhere between 63-65, not sure on the max level, but at 63 some of them check even match to me
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# Apr 22 2006 at 6:09 PM Rating: Good
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They con DC-- to me as Lv66 Dragoon, and so I've been soloing them for awhile. I've seen them use three different skills: Feather Tickle, Pecking Fury, and Snatch Morsel. Feather Tickle resets your TP to 0 and Pecking Fury just does single target damage. I have no clue what Snatch Morsel does, as whenever it uses it, it just says "No effect on Takari." =\ And so far gotten Wind crystals, Colibri feathers, and Colibri beaks for drops.

And yes, they are weak to peircing. Penta Thrust simply owns these things. =3

Edited, Sat Apr 22 19:21:24 2006
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RE: Pink toucans!
# Jun 07 2006 at 11:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Pecking Fury just does single target damage.
Pecking fury sucks... it's a 4 hit attack that will wipe :Ni off a ninja with little to no effort. :Ichi reduces the damage taken if you have all 3 shadows, but slow and para work charms on these. EP @75nin have solod countless #s while LFP. There is a good spot in bhaflau thickets that has about 7-8 of these with no aggro day or night. Not sure of the <pos> though =/
RE: Pink toucans!
# Apr 23 2006 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Snatch morsel steals your food effect. So, if you're tank or plan on having hate at all, don't use any food against these. Been duoing T's and VT's for quite awhile with a friend. Widely overcamped in that first open area of the Thickets.
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# Apr 22 2006 at 5:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Can a Lv60 Drg solo!? ^^ WIth blu sub mayyybe hitting a half hp tirgger with +50% def?
RE: Then maybe..
# Apr 30 2006 at 7:39 PM Rating: Decent
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I started soloing them at 61, so you'd have a good chance, just grab the refresh bonus from sanction, it helps a lot, I can get up to chain 3s soloing with it @ 63 now
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# Apr 22 2006 at 10:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Hey, these con DC++ to me, a lvl 69 rdm. Ive been able to solo these with little to no difficulty. They Are aspirable and are susceptable to drain ^^ Paralyze works wonders too. Dont bother Blinding these guys, they have some rather high accuracy. Ive been getting Feathers, Beaks, Wind crystals, and kindred seals and Beastmen seals.
One more thing, they dont like lightning, Enthunder was my best additional affect damage.
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# Apr 22 2006 at 10:07 AM Rating: Good
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Since when are birds turtles? Toucan Sam is NOT Tommy the Turtle *sigh*
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RE: Adamantoise
# Apr 22 2006 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
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It says adamantoise because it is most likely the default family on the family list when they enter mob information. They are most likely in alphabetical order, and this is AD, so its most likely at the top.
# Apr 22 2006 at 9:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Solo'd this with 67 SMN with Fenrir (D. Haven't tried other avatars yet. Dropped Colibri Beak.
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# Apr 22 2006 at 9:00 AM Rating: Default
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These guys checked T to T++ at lvl 62. Don't try to solo these, Red Mages, until about 63 or 64. They're too **** quick to hit at a steady rate before they start checking EM, even with Gravity.

Makes me wish for crabs in the area.
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# Apr 22 2006 at 6:55 AM Rating: Default
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rofl. nuff' said. -_-
RE: ...
# Apr 22 2006 at 1:48 PM Rating: Decent
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It says adamantoise because it is most likely the default family on the family list when they enter mob information. They are most likely in alphabetical order, and this is AD, so its most likely at the top.
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# Apr 22 2006 at 3:52 AM Rating: Decent
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im lv 59 rdm and they were VT-VT high eva and def. i doued with another rdm lv 58 and killed them like nothing.
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