Avian culture revolves around the worship of Kluex, the winged god of the Aether. Avians believe they were stripped of their wings as punishment for entering the mortal world and will only regain their wings in the afterlife should they achieve absolution through worship.Throughout their history Avians have always been a primitive race, making little scientific progress. Avian numbers were beginning to dwindle when a superior race took pity and bestowed the gift of advanced technology upon them. This new found tech allowed the Avians to flourish and spread across the universe, building temples of worship as they go.
Avian soldiers are trained from birth to be fierce warriors and will protect their temples at any cost. Avian weaponry may look primitive at first glance, but the incorporation of advanced technology makes them particularly formidable. Avian generals forge wings for themselves that function much like jetpacks.
Though rare, Avians have been known to stray from their religious culture. Dubbed the Grounded, these Avians become outcasts and find solace amongst other races. 
There was a pdf released in an issue of the Starbound Chronicle with detailed backstory of the Avians. It can be found here.
Avian Racial Armor
|Hatchling's Set||50||25||10||10||Hatchling's Circlet||Hatchling's Breastplate||Hatchling's Loincloth||Tier01|
|Sparrow Set||100||45||20||20||Sparrow Helm||Sparrow Breastplate||Sparrow Loincloth||Tier02|
|Quail Set||150||60||30||30||Quail Crest||Quail Breastplate||Quail Greaves||Tier03|
|Owl Set||200||70||40||40||Owl Helm||Owl Breastplate||Owl Skirt||Tier04|
|Peacock Set||250||75||125||50||Peacock Headdress||Peacock Shirt||Peacock Skirt||Tier05|
|Phoenix Set||250||75||50||100||Phoenix Helm||Phoenix Breastplate||Phoenix Greaves||Tier05|
|Flamingo Set||300||75||50||50||Flamingo Headdress||Flamingo Chainmail||Flamingo Skirt||Tier05|
|Macaw Set||300||80||150||60||Macaw Headdress||Macaw Shirt||Macaw Leggings||Tier06|
|Toucan Set||300||80||60||120||Toucan Helm||Toucan Breastplate||Toucan Loincloth||Tier06|
|Raven's Set||360||80||60||60||Raven's Beak||Raven's Breast||Raven's Claws||Tier06|
Early concepts of the Avian starter ship resembled a bird, with the nose shaped like a birds beak. The ship material looked primitive in origin, resembling wood and stone. Even the light sources were a simple pair of torches.
The command chair looked as if it had a bird's nest on it.
The ship pet unique to Avian ships is a bunny.
|Rho originally shared this gif of an Avian respawn, tweeting it was "Avian Cloning Animation".|