The roachcutter is a small purple bird with a thick beak and eyes on short turrets. It is descended from the tube-nosed birds that inhabited Antarctica in the 21st century, and have adapted to live in the 100 myh Antarctic forest (as Antarctica would then occupy a tropical position). Due to its elegant wing design, the roachcutter is the fastest and one of the most maneuverable birds living in the Antarctic forests. Like modern swifts and other aerial insect eaters, the roachcutter has virtually no method of defence other than its speed, so it is still sometimes caught and killed by the giant predatory wasp, the falconfly. Roachcutters are mainly solitary but gather together to find mates. Males hunt for large bugs like the Antarctic Roach. He puts these bugs in a display around a nest made of twigs and leaves from plants. The male with the most bugs is more likely to mate. When mating is complete the female will lay eggs and the male will fertilize them. When they hatch both parents take turns caring for their young.