Qurupeco is a Bird Wyvern introduced in Monster Hunter 3.


The Qurupeco resembles a large bird with Pterosaur-like features, such as a fanged beak and leathery wings. It is mainly lime green with some scales being tinted yellow, it also has a clump of iridescent purple feathers on its back between its shoulders. The Qurupeco has a short, stubby brown crest extending from the back of its head. The Qurupeco's soft crest stretches over the top of its head and when calling opens out into the shape of a megaphone, amplifying its calls. Its most notable feature however is its bright red vocal sac which inflates when calling.

The Qurupeco also has a pair of thick, bulky growths on its wings which produce sparks when struck against each other, much like flints. It uses these to ignite its mucus, causing fiery explosions. Its tail is shaped like a fan and can unfold revealing brightly colored skin, most likely as a warning for any would-be attacker.

The Qurupeco's feet seem to have only 3 frontal digits on each foot. It may also have a back digit, but its stubby appearance makes it looks more like a heel. Its feet are also partially webbed.


It uses its masterful vocal mimicry abilities to summon aid from various monsters, as well as healing them and boosting their abilities. The Qurupeco's soft crest and throat sac make it a very delicate monster.

Qurupeco's beak and flint-like wingtips can be broken for additional rewards at the end of a quest, such as Strange Beak and Flintstone, respectively.

When its vocal sac is inflated, it is susceptible to loud noises, much like the Yian Kut-Ku. This makes Sonic Bombs or objects that cause explosions effective at stopping some of its abilities, leaving the interrupted Qurupeco disoriented for a moment and causing it to drop an item.

The Qurupeco is capable of flight, and will both fly around the battleground and to other areas. This also means that traps cannot be set up with the intention of trapping it while it flees.

Breakable Parts

Beak Flints (x2)
Qurupeco-Beak.png Qurupeco-FlintBreak.png

Element/Status Effectiveness

Monster Hunter 3

Element Damage
Hitzone Fire.png Water.png Thunder.png Ice.png Dragon.png
Head 10 30 20 40 5
Body 5 15 20 10 0
Pouch 5 15 20 20 0
Wing 10 30 20 40 0
Foot 5 15 10 20 0
Tail 10 25 20 30 20
Status Effect
Poison Paralysis Sleep Fatigue Stun
Initial Tolerance 150 150 150 150 130
Tolerance Inc. (max) +100 (550) +100 (550) +100 (550) +75 (450) +100 (530)
Tolerance Recovery 5 / 10 sec 5 / 10 sec 5 / 10 sec 5 / 10 sec 5 / 10 sec
Duration 60 sec 10 sec 30 sec - 10 sec
Damage 150 + 5 - - 200 Stam -

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd

Information is taken from mhp3rd.net

Hitzone Cut. D. Imp. D. Shot D. Fire.png Water.png Thunder.png Ice.png Dragon.png
Head 70 90 60 10 25 15 35 5
Vocal Sac 60 55 70 5 15 10 20 0
Body 60 50 50 5 15 10 15 0
Flints 25 25 30 10 25 15 35 0
Legs 40 40 30 5 10 10 15 0
Tail 40 30 30 5 15 10 20 0
Wing Membrane 40 40 30 5 10 5 15 10
Wing Bone 36 36 40 5 10 5 15 10

Item Effectiveness

Item Effect
Item Name Able Effectiveness Duration (1st time) Duration (2nd time) Notes
Pitfall Trap ★★★ Useful for breaking the Qurupeco's otherwise hard to reach beak.
Shock Trap ★★★ Stuns the Qurupeco. The best time to set it up is when the Qurupeco is calling for minions to help it (NOT Large monsters) as it will not be doing anything to interrupt you. Alternatively, setting up the trap from a good distance while the Qurupeco is preparing its flints is good. Keep in mind that the Qurupeco flies to other areas instead of walking, so any trap requires significantly better timing than on a land based Large Monster of comparable strength.
Flash Bomb ★★☆ Very useful when it's hovering. Use to get in a combo when down on the ground.
Sonic Bomb ★★☆ Causes Qurupeco to flinch. Can cancel its status boosts or summons but does not give you access to the beak.
Dung Bomb ★★☆ Sometimes makes Qurupeco fly to another area; useful when another boss is in the same area.
Meat ★★☆ Only eats when hungry, of course. Eats very slowly, which is why sometimes normal meat is used just to get some free hits.

Damage Effectivness

For the damage formula (how it's calculated), hitzone charts, Qurupeco info and more click the following links: Monster Hunter 3 Damage Formula or Monster Hunter 3 Hitzone Charts. Images created by Inkoseh.

Game Appearances

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter 3
MH3-Qurupeco Icon.png Bird Wyverns with unique plumage. Well known for using their thoracic vocal organs to imitate others monsters calls, first summoning them, then using the distraction to flee. Spits a dangerous combustible body fluid.
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
MHP3-Qurupeco Icon.png 独特な色彩を持った鳥竜種。胸元と頭部に備わる発声器官を使い、様々なモンスターの鳴きマネを行うことで有名。危険を感じると、飛竜などの声色をマネて呼び、隙を見て逃げようとする。耐性を下げる液体を吐いてくるので注意が必要。別名“彩鳥”。
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
MH3U-Qurupeco Icon.png Bird Wyverns with unique plumage. Well known for using their thoracic vocal organs to imitate others monsters calls, first summoning them, then using the distraction to flee. The creature spits a dangerous body fluid that can lower one's Resistance.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★
Monster Hunter Stories
MHST-Qurupeco Icon.png Bird Wyverns with colourful plumage. Using thoracic vocal organs they imitate the calls of other monsters.


General Notes

  • Qurupeco mimics the roars or cries of certain monsters. By doing this, it can summon aid from Great Jaggi, Rathian, Royal Ludroth, Ludroth, Melynx, Jaggi, Rhenoplos, Barroth (during the Hunter Killer Quest) as well as Diablos, Deviljho and Rathalos on higher rank quests. It can also call for help from any monster already in the area.
    • Depending on its body language type of monster the Qurupeco is summoning will change. When it holds its head up high and its wings down low while standing still, it is summoning a minion monster (Jaggi, Rhenoplos, Ludroth or Melynx), and when it sweeps its head from left to right, and then up, while balancing on one foot, it is summoning a boss monster. If the hunter stops the boss call it will not summon the boss but will keep calling it until it it has been called in the area. Also a monster will NOT respond to the call if sleeping.
    • The types of summoned minion monsters are dependent on the zone of a map the summoning is performed in.
    • In MHP3rd and MH3U Qurupeco is capable of summoning Bullfango, Nibelsnarf, Arzuros, Volvidon, Sand Barioth, Duramboros and Zinogre. Bulldrome and Tigrex could be summoned in MHP3rd, but have been removed in MH3U.
    • Small monsters summoned to an area will be there the remainder of the quest unless killed.
  • It uses the flint-like parts of its wings to create sparks of fire, then it charges at its target and creates a massive spark/explosion, possibly by spitting combustible mucus into the smaller sparks made by its wing flints.
    • Breaking the flints does not seem to have any effect on its ability to create explosions, even though reducing its Stamina does.
    • As of MHP3rd, the Qurupeco will indicate how many times it will attack with its flints in a row. If it clicks its flints twice, it will attack two times, and when it clicks them twice in rapid succession and then a third time, it will attack thrice.
  • Its mucus is highly combustible and will decrease Fire Resistance on hit.
  • Qurupeco can dance to Heal or boost the Attack/Defense of itself and nearby monsters.
    • Its songs include: Healing (Green), Attack Boost (Red), Defense Boost (Orange-brown), and Stamina Boost (Yellow).
    • If staggered during the dance, the buff or heal will instead go to the hunting party, and the startled Qurupeco will drop a shiny and attempt to run away.
      • If the hunter staggers the Qurupeco with an explosion/Sonic Bomb while it is buffing, the boosts will not go to the party. Players can only get the boosts by interrupting its call with an actual attack on its inflated sac.
  • When low on Stamina, its abilities becomes hindered. It may trip at the end of charges and it will taunt more often. It also may fail to produce flames when pounding its flints together. Its tail turns an emerald green when fatigued. To recover Stamina, it will eat fish from Area 10 (Deserted Island) or Area 7 (Sandy Plains).
    • In Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, its tail becomes blue when low on Stamina, and it eats fish from Area 7(Misty Peaks).
  • Breaking Qurupeco's beak will not stop it from calling for help/healing. It will, however, take twice as long to perform the actions, giving the hunter(s) more time to stop it.
  • Qurupeco's beak attack can hit a hunter up to four times. Defending is not recommended if a hunter's stamina isn't full. This is similar with Gypceros' and Yian Kut-Ku's attack.
  • Qurupeco and its subspecies are the only Bird Wyverns capable of flight in the third generation.
  • Some summoned monsters can stun Qurupeco with their roars.
  • Despite being a Bird Wyvern, a hunter cannot obtain a Bird Wyvern Gem from a Qurupeco.
  • Qurupeco's vocal sac is similar to that of a Frigatebird.

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd

  • There is an Event Quest where the Hunter can fight a tiny Qurupeco which, unlike the normal Qurupeco, can call a Deviljho.
  • The first time a Qurupeco is fought (in Playing with Fire), it summons a Great Jaggi then instantly flees the area. It is highly recommended to slay the Great Jaggi before hunting down the Qurupeco so as to prevent it from being called by the Qurupeco and attacking the player.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

  • In High-Rank Quests and G-Rank Quests, Qurupeco may summon a Deviljho to assist it. However, when the Deviljho is low on Stamina it may attack the Qurupeco, dealing damage to it. It will even eat from the Qurupeco carcass after it has been killed.
  • In the hotspring in the guild, when the player soaks in and presses the left directional button, the character will make rubber ducks that are shaped like a Gargwa, a Qurupeco, or a Crimson Qurupeco.
  • There is an audio error where the music from Arzuros' intro could happen to play in Qurupeco's intro.
  • In G-Rank, Qurupeco and its subspecies can make all hunters and monsters in the area fall asleep. The sound waves produced during this call are blue.
    • If fatigued the Qurupeco will also fall asleep. 
  • There's a Event Quest in which the hunter must fight two abnormally small Qurupecos and two tiny Crimson Qurupecos.
  • The first time a Qurupeco is fought (in Playing with Fire), it summons a Great Jaggi then instantly flees the area. It is highly recommended to slay the Great Jaggi before hunting down the Qurupeco so as to prevent it from being called by the Qurupeco and attacking the player.

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