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Photograph of a paper model of a Thunderbird, by artist Andy Singleton

Flying beast that can sense danger, and create storms as it flies. Its tail feathers were used by Shikoba Wolfe to create powerful wands, particularly good for Transfiguration.

Thunderbird fact file




Similar to a large albatross, standing taller than a man when fully grown. Can have cloud and sun-like patterns on its wings

Magic Abilities

Senses danger and creates storms as it flies

Typical Habitats

North America, most commonly the Arizona desert


One of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry's house beasts


Wands with Thunderbird feather cores have been known to fire curses pre-emptively when supernatural dangers are present