The Paper Bird Charm (unknown incantation) is a charm used to animate a paper bird and make it fly like a real bird


In third year, Draco Malfoy used this charm during Severus Snape's Defence Against the Dark Arts classes on werewolves, in which he sent a flying paper bird to Harry Potter which contained a cruel and crude animated drawing of him being struck by lightning whilst playing Quidditch. [1]

In fifth year, Padma Patil performed this charm in the beginning of Umbridge's first class, but the bird was magically burned and destroyed by the new mean-spirited Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor. [2]


Known practitioners



  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)
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