Though commonly mistaken for Archeopteryx, the difference between the two theropods is the microraptors blinding speed, and ability to leap up into the air and orbit the player until stunning them and dismounting them from any creature they're on. Keep an eye on the bushes and trees, they can be anywhere in the redwoods forest.
I hate these bastards with a burning passion. They have knocked me off my mount so many times in the red woods, get my health down while I’m stunned and then some Carno or terror bird comes over and finishes me off. They will kill you, your family and anything you have ever loved.
I keep confusing these things for archaeopteryx and dimorphs. One will flee in fear and climb onto the trees, one won’t react at all unless you attack them, and one will tackle you off your mount and eat your face.