"Their binocular vision and superb directional hearing make brown owls great night hunters - rodents and voles beware."
—Advert at Eeylops Owl Emporium[src]

The brown owl is a species of owl, noted for its superb binocular vision and directional hearing, making them excellent hunters towards rodents and voles.

The brown owl is one of several species of owls sold at Eeylops Owl Emporium. One can purchase it for 10 Galleons.[1]

It is also a corporeal form of the Patronus Charm[2]


On 22 January, 1995, Harry Potter sent Sirius Black a letter by a brown owl informing him about the events that he had seen and overheard regarding Barty Crouch (or so he believed at the time), Severus Snape and Mad-Eye Moody (actually Bartemius Crouch Jr) the night that he visited the Prefects' bathroom to work out his golden egg clue.[3] A brown owl was amongst the owls that delivered hate mail to Hermione Granger in February 1995 following the publication of the article "Harry Potter's Secret Heartache" in Witch Weekly.[4]

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  1. Pottermore
  2. (see this image)
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 26 (The Second Task)
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 28 (The Madness of Mr Crouch)
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