When i played monster and fought a good hunterteam, the moment they lost track and i was able to catch a break n ate something the birds immeadiatly showed them where i was and the hunt began anew. I hate those thingies as a monster, but i think they are good gameplaywise. Keeps the game actionheavy all the time.
But, theres on thing i dont understand. They dont fly down when a critter is dead - they fly down when the monster starts eating. I mean, from all the time those birds had the chance to fly down to feed on a corpse, they decided it would be best when a 5 meter tall monstrosity starts eating it? It would make more sense if they fly down when the critter dies - i mean, it probably is a better gameplaydecision that they fly down when the monster starts eating, but hell, those birds really arent the smartest.