Simurgh is a female bird from Mount Parnassus in Xanth. Her talent is spreading peace around her while in her human form. She was first introduced in Dragon on a Pedestal.
Simurgh is the mother of Sim.
Simurgh is the oldest and wisest of birds in the universe. She is the keeper of the Tree of Seeds. She can read minds. Her feathers are like light and shadow and have magical healing properties. Her head bears a crest of fire. When she takes human form, her name is Serenity.
Novels: Dragon on a Pedestal, Heaven Cent, Isle of View, Question Quest, The Color of Her Panties, Roc and a Hard Place, Yon Ill Wind, Zombie Lover, The Dastard, Swell Foop, Currant Events, Stork Naked, Air Apparent, Board Stiff, Jest Right
Human men and women will not have a species in their entries. Also, if the surname of the character is the character's species, it was dropped.
If the character is a child, it will be in the description. The child will more than likely be an adult by this time in the Xanth series.
Many species are single gender, so their entries will not mention it. The species are Fury, Muse, basilisk, cenmaid, cenmare, cockatrice, dryad, maenad, sand witch, sandman, and woodwife. Harpies and nymphs are usually female, and fauns are usually male; but there have been a few exceptions that are noted.
In some instances, I have made educated guesses on gender, species, and some birth years.