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It is also possible that his name refers to "error" (as the two words are similar), because of the bird's age and known characteristics.
 
It is also possible that his name refers to "error" (as the two words are similar), because of the bird's age and known characteristics.
 
Errol also might be named after the actor Errol Flynn,which is very ironic because of the actor being very dashing and graceful.
 
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==

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Errol
Physical information
Species

Owl

Gender

Male

Feathers

Grey

Affiliation
Loyalty

Weasley family (owners)

"That bloody bird's a menace!"
—Ron Weasley[src]

Errol is one of the Weasley family's owls. He is a Great Grey Owl, or Strix nebulosa, and was described by Harry Potter as resembling a moulting feather duster. Errol is also described as ancient, and as such his poor eyesight causes him to hit objects in flight. Errol delivers Harry's first birthday present from Ron before his third year at Hogwarts. He loses consciousness during both long and short journeys. He often stays with Harry's owl Hedwig to regain consciousness when he delivers messages to him.

Ron often calls Errol a "bloody bird," "ruddy bird," or a "menace."

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Errol with Hedwig and a Hogwarts owl

Etymology

Errol is a village in Scotland, near Perth, which may have served as inspiration for the name of the Weasley family owl.

It is also the name of a dragon in an early Terry Pratchett novel that flies into windows and has the tendency to explode.

It is also possible that his name refers to "error" (as the two words are similar), because of the bird's age and known characteristics.

Behind the scenes

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