Proto-Mayha were arboreal. As 2.25-metre-tall tripods, the Mayha have four arms - two for heavy lifting, anchored to big shoulder muscles ending with three massive "thumbers" and two inner manipulating arms with paired fingers and opposable thumbs. Bird-like eyes sit on opposite sides of a tall smokestack-shaped head.

Mayha are among the few oxygen-breathing races to befriend and defend machine-races from discrimination and repression. They are inclined to augment themselves with artificial implants and processors. Clients of the Chchhckt and patrons of the Squle, the Fl'isl and the Glnuph.

Sources: Contacting Aliens, an Illustrated Guide to David Brin's Uplift Universe,