In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the axe beak is a type of animal.

Axe beak
Type Animal
Publication history
Source books Monster Manual
First appearance 1977


The axe beak is a prehistoric carnivorous flightless bird, a very fast runner that hunts aggressively.

Publication historyEdit

The axe beak has appeared in the following publications:

  • First appeared in the first edition in the original Monster Manual (1977).[1]
  • The first Monstrous Compendium Forgotten Realms Appendix (1989), under the "Pleistocene animals" heading.[2]
  • Reprinted with the other Pleistocene animals in Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995).
  • The third edition in the Arms and Equipment Guide (2003).[3]
  • The Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[4]


  1. Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual (TSR, 1977)
  2. Conners, William, et al. Monstrous Compendium Forgotten Realms Appendix (TSR, 1989)
  3. Cagle, Eric, Jesse Decker, Jeff Quick, Rich Redman, and James Wyatt. Arms and Equipment Guide (Wizards of the Coast, 2003)
  4. Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. pp. 13. ISBN 1-58846-112-2.