A playful, birdlike Pkunk
The Pkunk are wacky, Dodobird-like beings, an offshoot of the Yehat race. They are pacifistic mystics who claim to be in constant contact with the "spirit-world". They once lived on Yehat homeworld of Gamma Serpentis I, but now reside in the Krueger constallation.
It was when Weeny Wikki Beeki Birdi sat on the Mystical Egg of Icelike Temperature and gave the Original Squawk -- "Rup-Rup-Rup-BGAK!" -- that their transformation from Yehat to Pkunk began.
While they love their distant brethren with all their hearts, the Yehat hate them with gusto. In spite of this, the Pkunk predict a day in which the Yehat will greet them with wings outstretched, beaks stuffed with grubs.
Pkunk frequently talk about spirits, fortune-telling and other new-age kind of stuff which usually amuses Humans. However somehow they are always right about their fortune-tellings which makes it probable that the Pkunk have an highly-advanced "sixth sense".
The Ilwrath are currently fighting a fanatical war against them, commanded by their Twin-gods Dogar and Kazon. The Pkunk travel the stars in their Fury vessels, which are no match for the Ilwrath Avenger.
The Pkunk seem to take this war very casually though, and tell the Captain something along the lines of "Without Death, there cannot be birth, and the Ilwrath are making sure there is plenty of birth."