The Hoo-hoo (Japanese: 鳳凰) is a species of firebird native to Japan.[1]


When Japan beat the USA on the match for the third place of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, on 9 July 2014, the Japanese presented the American side with a Hoo-hoo chick.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • Hō-ō, sometimes known in English as the hoho bird, is the Japanese pronunciation of the more common Chinese name Fenghuang, a bird from East Asian mythology with similarities to the phoenix. This same creature also served as the inspiration for the phoenix-like Pokémon, Ho-Oh.


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