Just bola it, and use tranq arrow or dart, be careful on doing it tho because of their low health, i took level 24 using around 3-4 tranq arrow with 5 seconds each shot to make sure it wont die. And once it tamed, this pecker is amazing prime meat source, prime fish or normal prime meat. You can get prime meat from creatures sizes around dodo and lystro and you can get prime fish from any fish.
Similarly to real life, these greedy douchebags will try to steal your sandwiches, however if you are drunk enough, you can stay up into the late hours of the evening and have deep insightful conversations with these feathered friends as they simply stare at you in confusion and bark in bird language. In return they will bring you magical fish as a reward.
They need to make it so that if you put narcos bio toxin etc in ur last hot bar a lot the icthyornis will eat them and get knocked out(like putting berries in ur last hotbar slot to tame the pego, but instead of taming it will be knocked out)
These annoying flyers can be used to aid in taming otters. Just set the hunt and retrieve feature on it, make it attack a fish, and as it comes back to you grab the fish and walk up to the otter and press the button to tame. Otters are quick tames, and provide insulation from both the heat and cold which directly depends on their melee stat. They can also hold multiple artifacts in their inventory. Can be found in shallow rivers.
For the people who play on ark mobile these things are extremely difficult and are very hard to find in ark mobile I have traveled to almost every beach and I have never seen one the chances of finding one increases in the dungeon tho but I don’t recommend putting your hopes up if you want to tame this thing