The thunderhead hawk was a bird of prey native to the planet Makeb. A ground-based creature known as the vrake, also native to Makeb, featured a head crest that greatly resembled the head of a thunderhead hawk, and vrakes used the crest to startle their prey—typically small rodents and birds—before pouncing on them.
Behind the scenesEdit
Thunderhead hawks were first mentioned in the Codex entry for vrakes in Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Hutt Cartel, a 2013 Digital Expansion for the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic. The entry did not specify the hawks' sentience.