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Owls

Pottermore owl illustration

Nocturnal birds, loyal pets, and the preferred postal method in the wizarding world


Owls fact file


Appearance

Feathers, wings, big eyes

Typical Habitats

In the Owlery at Hogwarts, for sale in Eeylops Owl Emporium

But at that precise moment a screech owl swooped in through the kitchen window. Narrowly missing the top of Uncle Vernon’s head, it...


Extract

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

by J.K. Rowling

Hermione opens her hate mail from readers of the Daily Prophet.

Owls

By J.K. Rowling


Hedwig in the forest

Hedwig in the forest


The Hogwarts express speeds towards Hogwarts

Soaring through the sky


Mrs Norris lurks in the trophy room

Familiars

By J.K. Rowling


Hermione opens her hate mail from readers of the Daily Prophet.

An abundance of owls