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"Good morning. Today we shall learn the transfiguration spell known as Avifors. Avifors will allow you to transform small objects ⁠— such as the parts of this statue ⁠— into birds."
Minerva McGonagall[src]

The Avifors Spell[4] (Avifors)[1] was a transfiguration spell that transformed small objects into birds.[1]

Nature

"Transfiguration is some of the most difficult magic to practise effectively. It is extremely difficult, for example, to transform something non-living into something that is alive. However, mastering a transfiguration spell such as 'Avifors', which will transform small inanimate objects into birds, can be both rewarding and useful."
Miranda Goshawk, The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2, Chapter 7 (Figuring Out Transfiguration)[src]
The Avifors Spell could, at times, be a very complicated spell and some beginning Hogwarts students were known to struggle with it. One student nearly failed the class when he proved unable to transform objects into anything more than eggs. His cousin bragged about this.[5]

Teaching

"My cousin had trouble with Avifors. He could only turn things into eggs. He was popular at breakfast time but he nearly failed the class."
—A Hogwarts student[src]
The Avifors Spell was learned in first year and revised in second year Transfiguration class with Professor Minerva McGonagall, and was included in The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2 by Miranda Goshawk.[2]

Known practitioners

Boy who failed Avifors Spell[5]

Etymology

From Latin "avis", meaning "bird", with the -fors suffix attached.

See also

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter Trading Card Game
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) - Console version
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (Cut content)
  4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) - GBA version
  5. 5.0 5.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) - GBC version. "My cousin had trouble with Avifors. He could only turn things into eggs. He was popular at breakfast time but he nearly failed the class."
  6. 6.0 6.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)


Transfiguration (class)
COS Vera Verto demo
Branches of Transfiguration Transformation · Vanishment · Conjuration · Untransfiguration
Known practitioners Circe · Emeric Switch · Falco Aesalon · Mirabella Plunkett · Thaddeus Thurkell
Professors Albus Dumbledore · Minerva McGonagall
Textbooks A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration · Intermediate Transfiguration · A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration
Transfiguration spells studied at Hogwarts
Colour Change Charm (Colovaria) · Change of hair colour and style (Crinus Muto) · Hardening Charm (Duro) · Mending Charm (Reparo) · Reparifarge · Softening Charm (Spongify) · Switching Spell · Vanishing Spell (Evanesco)
Conjuring Spells Bird-Conjuring Charm (Avis) · Inanimatus Conjurus Spell · Orchideous · Snake Summons Spell (Serpentsortia)
Transforming Spells Animal to Water Goblet (Vera Verto) · Beetle Buttons · Cat to Cauldron (Felifors) · Cauldron Cakes to Cabbages · Chair to cat · Cross-Species Switches · Desk Into Pig · Dinner plate to mushroom · Guinea fowl to guinea pig · Hedgehog to pincushion · Match to needle · Meddling Man to Monkey · Mice to Snuffboxes · Owl to Opera Glasses (Strigiforma) · Porcupine to Pin Cushion (Hystrifors) · Small Child to Rat · Small Object to Dragon (Draconifors) · Snail to Teapot · Target to Bird (Avifors) · Target to matchbox (Flintifors) · Target to Rabbit (Lapifors) · Teacup to gerbil · Teacup to Rat · Teapot to tortoise · White Rabbits to Slippers
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