The tail feather of the Thunderbird was used as a wand core by the American wandmaker Shikoba Wolfe.[1]


Wolfe's wands were powerful but difficult to master, and were good for transfiguration work.[1] Wands with Thunderbird tail feather cores, like the birds the feathers are taken from, are able to sense danger and can cast curses on their own.[2]. Wands with Thunderbird tail feather cores have been known to fire curses pre-emptively when supernatural dangers are present.[3]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 "History of Magic in North America: 1920s Wizarding America" on Pottermore
  2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - 2017 edition
  3. Pottermore - Thunderbirds