I had the pleasure of befriending one of these animals. Despite popular opinion, I find ichthyornis birds to be quite charming and graceful. So much that I found myself taming one. After he woke up, I saw a fire in Greg. From then on, we would be best friends. He’d come with me everywhere. From simple resource gathering to Bronto taming, Greg would be there supporting me from my shoulder. When I was too tired to go fishing or hunting, Greg was there to do it for me. He even makes the effort to make sure I get the best meat out of it. He is a quick learner, he went from from level 20 to level 40 in a day. Anywhere I go, he comes. Anything I need, he makes it his top priority. To this day, Greg continues to be my best friend and sometimes we just hang out on the beach or go fishing even when the resources aren’t needed. I thank Greg for his time with me and his endless favors that he has completed for me. Thank you, Greg.
Just tamed one of these myself, after reading the story of Greg I decided there was only one name suitable for this creature. I love My Greg so much, he is amazing. Shortly after I tamed him I was out gathering with him perched on my shoulder when I was attacked by a group of compys, Greg instantly Launched himself off my shoulder and flew into the air with on in his Jaws while my raptor killed the other 2. I've never enjoyed watching something that has attacked me die so much.... Until a couple minutes later. A Dilo ran up and before it could even blind me Greg swooped in and grabbed him up in his Jaws flew into the air and tore him to shreds. 10/10 would tame a whole battalion of Greg's.
Also they are great for catching fish and taming otters.
Great utility dino for solo players and early game use. Set to aggressive plus fallow attack range high will fly out while your walking and bring back a thing in range. Best used with cambo baryonyx loads of prim meat. Helpfull leave upvoot
After reading the stories about Greg I realized these guys are awesome and I didn’t even know until after I tamed one, now I want to tame armies of these guys because they are so cool. Btw these dudes are extremely easy to know out because they come right at you and you can throw a bola at them and start tranqing them.
As the Pego's smarter partner in crime, the Ichthyornis will only steal food from you, but you will never get it back. But before you genocide all Seagulls from the beaches, they can get prime meat and prime fish meat for you, meaning if you don't want to get killed by salmon or want revenge on the pirahnas, use this guy to bring them back to you and harvest their succulent meat.
When set to "Hunt & Retrieve" it will bring you dodos or fish and the dodos will give raw prime or a few of it. And fish will give raw prime fish meat. You'll know cause the corpse will glow yellow as the icthyornis is bringing it to you!
To tame, just take a crossbow and some tranq arrows, shoot it, and give it some meat. After being tamed, it will sit on you shoulder. If you ever need fish, double tap Y and whistle attack a fish. It will bring you that fish with +100% quality than if you had killed it with a spear, and faster than fishing with a rod. Pesky when wild, but useful when tamed.