The heron is a long-legged freshwater and coastal bird belonging to the Ardeidae family.

It is one possible corporeal form of the Patronus Charm.[1]

Behind the Scenes 

  • When J.K Rowling took the Patronus quiz on Pottermore while she was still working on it, she received the pine marten which she was happy about due to her fondness for weaselly creatures. However, she took the quiz when it was completed and received the heron which she says she loves more.[2]


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