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Tawny Owl
Species information


Feather colour
  • Tawny
  • Slightly brown
Native range


Ministry of Magic Classification


Tawny Owl (binomial name Stric aluco) is a stocky, medium-sized owl commonly found in woodlands across much of Eurasia. Its underparts are pale with dark streaks, and the upperparts are either brown or grey.[1]

Tawny Owl is one of several species of owls sold at Eeylops Owl Emporium. One can purchase it for 10 Galleons.[2]

Early in the morning on 1 November, 1981, a large tawny owl, one of several owls that would be traversing the skies that day due to Voldemort's recent downfall, passed by the windows of 4 Privet Drive. It was unseen by the Dursley family, who were busy with their morning routine.[3]

Neville Longbottom's grandmother, Augusta, has a tawny owl that she sometimes uses to send him things that he forgot.[4] A tawny owl was amongst the owls that delivered hate mail to Hermione Granger in February 1995 following the publication of the article "Harry Potter's Secret Heartache" in Witch Weekly.[5]

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External links

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tawny Owl at Wikipedia
  2. Pottermore
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 1 (The Boy Who Lived)
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 13 - (Mad-Eye Moody)
  5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 28 - (The Madness of Mr Crouch)

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