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Chirper: Semi-intelligent minor race native to many worlds in and outside the Imperium.

Chirpers are omnivore/gatherers in the 25 kg class. Living in small groups with limited social organization, they gather fruits and berries, supplementing their diets with occasional small animals, which they catch and kill with crude tools.

Chirper intelligence is at the low end of the scale and ranges from a few points above animal levels to a few points below the average for humans.

Chirpers are named for the sharp bird-like chirp which characterizes their speech.

Chirpers are recognized by Imperial authorities as intelligent, and as such, they enjoy the protections and responsibilities of intelligent species within the Imperium. Most chirpers live in established reservations with only limited interchange with humans. -ld IE