"“Oppugno!” came a shriek from the doorway. Harry spun around to see Hermione pointing her wand at Ron, her expression wild: The little flock of birds was speeding like a hail of fat golden bullets toward Ron, who yelped and covered his face with his hands, but the birds attacked, pecking and clawing at every bit of flesh they could reach."
Hermione Granger using the Oppugno Jinx to weaponise a flock of conjured birds[src]

Birds (class: Aves) are feathered, beaked, winged, bipedal, warm-blooded, egg-laying, vertebrate animals. With around 10,000 living species, they are the most speciose class of tetrapod vertebrates.[1]

Birds in the wizarding world

Birds exist both in the wizarding world and the Muggle world, however the owl is the most common kind in the wizarding world, both as pets and means of communication.[2][3][4][5][6][7] Bird entrails can be used in a form of Divination,[8] and there also exist many magical varieties of birds, such as phoenixes.[9][10] There exist spells both to transform objects into birds,[11][12][13][14] as well as conjuring them out of thin air.[15][16][17] Bird-watching is a hobby that both Muggles and wizardkind partake in.[18]

Magical varieties of birds

Non-magical varieties of birds

Appearances

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Notes and references

  1. WP favicon.PNG Bird on Wikipedia
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 3 (The Letters from No One)
  3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 2 (Dobby's Warning)
  4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 1 (Owl Post)
  5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 22 (Owl Post Again)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 2 (The Scar)
  7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 2 (A Peck of Owls)
  8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 4 (The Leaky Cauldron)
  9. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 12 (The Polyjuice Potion)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  11. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)
  12. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (Console version)
  13. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)
  14. Harry Potter Trading Card Game
  15. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 18 (The Weighing of the Wands)
  16. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 14 (Felix Felicis)
  17. Wonderbook: Book of Spells
  18. 18.0 18.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (PlayStation version)
  19. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 7 (The Ministry of Magic)
  20. 20.00 20.01 20.02 20.03 20.04 20.05 20.06 20.07 20.08 20.09 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13 20.14 20.15 20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20 20.21 20.22 20.23 20.24 20.25 Pottermore
  21. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)
  22. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
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