Phoenix of the Sunset by kalicokat
This here is the Phoenix of the Sunset and the element of Darkness. He commands over the Night. He dies when the sun rises and is reborn each time the sun sets. His feathery, plume-like crest contains the stars of the night, and as he flies, he releases them. Before he dies each morning, he carefully gathers them all up again, sticking them securely into his plume. His bright owlish eyes allow him to see better in the dark than in the light, and his owlish ear-like feather tufts give him the ability to fly unhampered, swiftly and unnoticed. Here, he has just been reborn in the sunset and has started placing the stars into the sky.