I feel that most of my non-human civilizations are somewhat samey. While I could justify it with the fact that they were all the creations of the same two white fixers, I thought I should emphasize parts of their culture that are specific to their biology since I already decided not to change much about their politics and society.
Bird people are a bit interesting in that regard. They're volant (capable of powered flight) humanoids with six limbs (wings are separate from arms) and avian features such as scales on their forearms and calves, and clawed feet and hands (they still have five fingers). Beak-type and plumage vary. Bird people have, well, very bird-like heads but with forward-facing eyes, similar to eagles.
Most of the above info was probably pointless, but I usually leave it to the démos to separate the wheat from the chaff.
On paper, they're slightly more advanced than most human kingdoms and despite that, they have tribal-looking casual wear that is a loincloth and leg wrappings. Richer ones tend to add in small and colorful jewelry such as bracelets.
Note, their soldiers and guards DO wear armor.
Might be a rating:questionable, but Minoan men dressed like that. You know what? It was fine on YouTube, it will be fine here. And before you ask, yes, this IS a JoJo reference!
The practical reason for bird people not having much clothing on them was supposed to be that:
- They already have feathers to keep them warm.
- Their females do have uh... honkers, but they're fairly small, not the anime-standard dohoonkabhankoloos, plus the milk those glands produce is regurgitated through their mouth/beak (for birds, into the chick's mouth, bird people have more sophisticated ways, I won't divulge on that here). So, they have the barbie-doll anatomy there.
- Clothing adds unnecessary drag to flying bird people.
Now, I'm uncertain about the last one. Would clothing add considerable drag to them, or would it be manageable but unnecessary, or completely negligible?
Since people in the comments asked about it, bird people have mammalian reproductive organs down there, NOT CLOACAS OR DUCK Ds (those are horrifying)!