Sun Gliders inhabit rocky outcroppings and cliff walls in desert environments, making their dens in cooler crevices and caves. Their pebbled brown hide blends in well with their typical habitat, making them difficult to spot when they are not moving, which is most of the time. Sun Gliders are lurking predators, stationing themselves above food or water sources, then pouncing upon prey that passes below. They take their name from their habit of resting on sunny cliffs, and their ability to flatten their body and glide through the air for significant distances to land on unsuspecting prey. Victims are dispatched with a combination of heavy claws and a venomous bite, though the creatures are not strong fighters, preferring to strike, then let their poisonous bite do the work.
Sun Gliders have the following characteristics:
- Average toughness.
- Great climbing ability.
- Good poisonous bite.
- Fair camouflage in rocky or sandy environments.
- Fair gliding capability for short distances.