Wrought of the deep, dark stone of the earth, hues of richest shadowed umber tesselate, scale-like and shining water-bright, all along the serpentine length of this powerful and salient brown. Wingspars limned in gleaming buff outline the impressive breadth of long, narrow wings, tips tapering in echo of sharp headknobs and peaked, back-swept neckridges. Rainbow iridescence seems to gild every curve and dip of too-lean muscle, flowing back as a stream over myriad dark-eyed pebbles to the dark gleam of a coppery whip-thin tail and pooling upon the perilously protracted curve of tarnished golden talons.