|Behind the Scenes|
Betelgeusians are a sapient race of bipedal avian humanoids native to the Betelgeuse star system.
They are blue colored, seven-foot tall (~ 2.1 meters) and said to descend from a species similar both to a leopard and an eagle. They are also described as having "claw and bone-like structures like a condor".
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)