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

History

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]

Paper Bird Charm GIF

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


Behind the scenes

  • It is possible that this was not a specific spell for this purpose, but a simple Locomotion Charm.

Appearances

Notes and references

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