The migrating phlyer split from its ancestor, the irinyer, and has passed over BioCat River and moved into Soma Beach, where it mainly consumes glintdagger seeds. The migrating phlyer is nightblind, so colors appear more vibrant than they really are. This helps the migrating phlyer locate the red seeds of the glintdagger. Because of this the migrating phlyer has also gained a habit of eating anything it perceives as small and colorful. The migrating phlyer is a very timid creature, and can be scared by any sound or sudden movement. This seemingly unnecessary adaptation helps keep it out of any possible danger, and it has become very successful because of this. Because it mainly lives on the beach, it will often run into the water for protection.
The beach will get too cold for the migrating phlyer in the winter, so every winter it will migrate north into the desert. When it returns from migration in the late fall, mating season begins. The mating ritual of the migrating phlyer is an odd one. The males will dive into the water and perform a swim-dance to attract the females. The females will mate with the best swimmers, as they are the most likely to survive if disaster struck. Because of this mating ritual, the migrating phlyer has become well adapted to aquatic living. It is now streamlined, and has lost its stabilizing tailfins, as they slow it down in the water. It has also become red, because the obsession with color applies to mating too. Interestingly enough, this red-coloration also helps the phlyer blend in with the korystal.