|Reproduction||Sexual; lay eggs|
|Prey||Confirmed: Blue Minion|
Presumed: Fruits, nuts, seeds, bulbs, roots, crabs, shellfish, frogs
|Predators||Water Serpent (presumed)|
Large Frogs (possible)
|Subspecies||Dodo, White Dodo, Wonderland Dodo|
|Related Species||Nicobar Pigeon, Rodrigues Solitaire|
|Personality||Highly territorial & defensive around their eggs|
|Species||boombo (Somarinoa, 2015)|
"Those creatures are called Boombo birds. They're as deadly as they are stupid looking."
Boombo Birds are large, flightless, aquatic birds with large beaks and tiny brains. They are native to the swamps of the Heaven's Peak area. They are colonial, and build their nests on higher areas of ground to protect their eggs from drowning, and adult individuals will all guard the area surrounding these nests. If an egg is taken and gets broken however, they will usually abandon it to return to protect the others still in the nest. Some Boombos had infested the Heaven's Peak sewers.
Their plumage is black and white, while their eyes are gray.
Although Boombos are considered aquatic creatures, they do not appear capable of swimming, and definitely cannot fly. Instead the run along the bottom, meaning they must remain in shallow waters. They can always be found in or near water, and usually around their breeding colonies, which may be either small or large depending upon available space. They are so aggressive that they are known to willingly attack animals larger than they are without any sense of self-preservation, leaving them extremely dangerous in larger numbers.
It is not clear what a Boombo's diet consists of naturally, although as they are very closely related to the Dodo it can be assumed that they are at least partially if not primarily frugivores which would consist of local fruits, nuts, seeds, bulbs, and roots. Dodos were also believed to consume shellfish, and large bivalves can be found in the caverns in Heaven's Peak, so this may also be food for them. While Dodos are believed to eat crabs, none were known to be found in their swampy home. However, small frogs and beetles are known to exist in large numbers in the same area, and so Boombos likely subsist upon these as well, though adult frogs may turn the tides, being large enough to eat Boombos but not large enough to battle the Water Serpents. When the Blue Minions migrated to the caverns underneath Heaven's Peak's swamps, the Boombo were known to attack and feed on them, which may give a clue to them being opportunistic predators.
Although they are extremely stupid animals (known to definitely be stupider than Sheep), they are formidable in their numbers. Despite a zombie outbreak, the Boombos appeared unaffected, and continued their lifestyles unabated. However they have not been seen since the great cataclysm that occurred during the Third Overlord's rule, and it is unknown if they are still extant.
Boombo eggs are considered to be very delicious but due to the overprotective nature of the Boombos they are hard to get which makes them a rarity and more than likely, a delicacy. Professional Boombo egg poachers are paid a lot of money to get these tasty eggs but when they steal an egg from Boombo nest they often have to run for their lives with a horde of angry Boombos on their heels.