|My newest creature creation: the Rifflay. This cute critter is Vagabond.|
All the Rifflay are extremely sensitive to sound, and thus, very musically inclined. The nerve that perceives sound is found on the outside of their head, rolled up like a conch shell and attached to many feather-like projections. The "feathers" have little hairs respond to sound waves by vibrating against the main nerve and it transmits the data to their cerebral cortex for further processing. They often don't open their eyes, preferring to navigate their surroundings by sound.
They walk upon the single boney projections form their legs, similar to the horse hoof, but also use it as a pick. They stretch vines across the ground and play them like guitars. They use other body parts to add more variety to their music.
Their "beaks" are also variable, depending on what kinds of foods they eat. They are social creatures and usually live in herds. Mates will often bond by whistling melodies to one another and clipping each others' manes and tails.
Ironically, their calls can only be heard in the extremely high frequencies or extremely low frequencies, and so most other animals will perceive the Rifflay as mute.