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The '''Augurey''', also known as the '''Irish [[Phoenix]]''', is a thin and mournful looking bird, somewhat like a small underfed vulture in appearance, with greenish black feathers and a sharp beak. Its diet consists of insects, [[fairy|fairies]] and flies, which it hunts for in the heavy rain. Intensely shy, the Augurey lives in a tear-shaped nest in thorn and brambles.
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The '''Augurey''', also known as the '''Irish [[Phoenix]]''', is a thin and mournful looking bird, somewhat like a small underfed vulture in appearance, with greenish black feathers and a sharp beak. Its diet consists of insects, [[fairy|fairies]] and flies, which it hunts for in the heavy [[Water|rain]]. Intensely shy, the Augurey lives in a tear-shaped nest in thorn and brambles.
   
 
It is native to [[Great Britain]] and [[Ireland]], but is also found in Northern [[Europe]]. It was long believed that the mournful cry of the Augurey foretold death, and wizards would go to great lengths to avoid Augurey nests. However, research determined that the Augurey merely sings when it is about to rain.
 
It is native to [[Great Britain]] and [[Ireland]], but is also found in Northern [[Europe]]. It was long believed that the mournful cry of the Augurey foretold death, and wizards would go to great lengths to avoid Augurey nests. However, research determined that the Augurey merely sings when it is about to rain.
   
Augurey feathers repel ink, making them useless as [[Quill]] feathers.
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Augurey feathers repel [[ink]], making them useless as [[Quill]] feathers.
   
 
When it was learned that Augureys could foretell the coming of rain, they were used as weather forecasters. However, the continual moaning from them during the winter months was difficult to bear.
 
When it was learned that Augureys could foretell the coming of rain, they were used as weather forecasters. However, the continual moaning from them during the winter months was difficult to bear.
   
[[Uric the Oddball]] once owned fifty pet Augureys.
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[[Uric the Oddball]] once owned fifty pet Augureys. On one particularly rainy day, they all cried at once, leading Uric to believe that he had died and was now a [[Ghost|ghost]]. This led to him giving himself a concussion by trying to walk through walls.
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The gloomy, oversized Augurey [[Hans]] is the mascot for the [[Liechtenstein National Quidditch team]].<ref name="PM">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book4/chapter8/moment1/quidditch-world-cup-1990-2014 New from J.K. Rowling: "''Quidditch World Cup (1990-2014)''"]</ref>
   
 
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{FWC}}
 
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Latest revision as of 23:33, March 31, 2014

Gulliver Pokeby
Augurey
Species information
Feather colour

Greenish-black

Native range

Great Britain, Ireland

Ministry of Magic Classification

XX

Status

Beast

The Augurey, also known as the Irish Phoenix, is a thin and mournful looking bird, somewhat like a small underfed vulture in appearance, with greenish black feathers and a sharp beak. Its diet consists of insects, fairies and flies, which it hunts for in the heavy rain. Intensely shy, the Augurey lives in a tear-shaped nest in thorn and brambles.

It is native to Great Britain and Ireland, but is also found in Northern Europe. It was long believed that the mournful cry of the Augurey foretold death, and wizards would go to great lengths to avoid Augurey nests. However, research determined that the Augurey merely sings when it is about to rain.

Augurey feathers repel ink, making them useless as Quill feathers.

When it was learned that Augureys could foretell the coming of rain, they were used as weather forecasters. However, the continual moaning from them during the winter months was difficult to bear.

Uric the Oddball once owned fifty pet Augureys. On one particularly rainy day, they all cried at once, leading Uric to believe that he had died and was now a ghost. This led to him giving himself a concussion by trying to walk through walls.

The gloomy, oversized Augurey Hans is the mascot for the Liechtenstein National Quidditch team.[1]

EtymologyEdit

The term "augury" most commonly refers to a method of divination by studying the flight patterns of birds.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


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