Hadestown Fancast: Birds Edition
Hades is a lammergeyer, a huge vulture. Though lammergeyer’s diets consist mainly of bone marrow, they are much more prone to predate on the living than other vultures are.
They find neither size nor type of prey to be of any object, attacking smaller birds, turtles, and antelopes. They usually swoop up their food before dropping it from hundreds of feet up in the air (50-80 meters), the better to reach its bones. Sometimes though, lammergeyers drive creatures to their deaths by taunting them and battering them with their wings until they fall (or jump?) over the edges of cliffs.
Despite these abilities, lammergeyers still prefer their diet to consist almost exclusively of bone marrow.
Lammergeyers prefer to live in mountains & among rocks. They spend a lot of time digging, and dredging, and dragging the depths of the earth to paint themselves red with the color of rust, they will basically mine with their beaks to acquire iron oxide. They may do this as a status symbol; or it may indicate knowledge and possession of, and tendency to defend, a territory. It’s also possible they just really like the metal.