|Universe||The Legend of Zelda|
|Environment||Shrine of Air|
|Reproduction||Sexual; lays eggs|
|Locomotion||Bipedal walking, powered flight|
|Feeding Behavior||Carnivorous (presumed)|
|Prey||All presumed: Tolemac Dragonfly, Tolemac Keese, Greater Locassin, Tolemac Patra|
|Predators||Appear to be apex predator in their environment|
|Distinctive Features||Leathery wings|
|Skin Color||Skin: Fleshtone|
|Ancestor(s)||Romraven or Loftwing (presumed)|
|Related Species||Fokka, Oocca|
|Capital City||Shrine of Air|
|Leaders||Aviana, Ganondorf Dragmire|
The Volta were a race of sapient birdfolk indigenous to the country of Tolemac in the realm that Hyrule exists within. They may or may not have evolved from or as a sister taxon to the Romravens, another Tolemacian specimen. Although they may have existed elsewhere in Tolemac, the only known population resided in the country's Shrine of Air. Being the apparent apex predators of the area and with all other species in the Shrine being far smaller, Volta were most likely opportunistic hunters, and it can easily be assumed that they fed on all the species found therein, which included but may not have been limited to Tolemac's iterations of Dragonflies, Keese, and Patras, as well as the Greater Locassin, which were known to have constructed a huge hive in the structure. They may be related to either the Fokka or the Oocca, if not both.
Hardy creatures, these white-plumed corvids have evolved leathery wings as the feathers covering them have fallen away. This may have been a purposeful sacrifice, as their wings are known to be weak against feathers, presumably due to some past curse placed upon them; however, this is simple speculation.
Although males are unable to fly at all and are not particularly strategic when attacking their prey, females are fully capable of flight, albeit slow and ungainly. Whereas males will simply try to strike at foes from the ground floor, females can dive bomb foes and throw razor-sharp feathers from their bodies. Females, at least in the case of the only female recorded in the annals of Hyrulean history, are impervious to any other known weaponry besides feathers themselves, which again only damage their wings. Males were seemingly far more common than females, which appeared to lead the flock as Queens.
The Volta were not recorded as existing after the defeat of Aviana, indicating that the species was likely critically endangered at this point, and her killing of all members in the Shrine possibly eradicated the species as a whole.
- Zelda's Adventure (First appearance)