Owl

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Gareth Ironshot, a dwarf hunter, and his pet owl.

Owls are broad-faced, nocturnal birds known to hunt rodents and reptiles. They look different from most birds in that they have wide faces, short curved beaks, and large, front-facing eyes.

Owls are found throughout Teldrassil, Felwood, and Winterspring. In Alterac Valley, the Alliance has befriended the owls. Owls with dark feathers have been found native to outland, living in Shadowmoon Valley, but nowhere else. However, the similar-looking windrocs and kaliri do appear in other areas.

The owl is a common emblem of the night elves,[1] and Priestesses of the Moon and Huntresses have the ability to summon magical, spectral owls. They are also a symbol of the human region of Tol Barad and are used by the Stormpike clan of dwarves.

Known owls

Named

As a companion pet

As a mount

As a hunter pet

Main article: Birds of prey

Owls are tamable by hunters as members of the bird of prey family. Some players avoid them because their large wings can interfere with targeting.

In the RPG

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  • Common owl
    Common owls are nocturnal birds of prey from 1 to 2 feet long, with wingspans up to 6 feet. They combine both talons into a single attack. Owls swoop quietly down onto prey, attacking with their powerful talons. They have good hearing, can move silently, and can see well in areas of shadowy illumination.[2]
  • Giant owl
  • Snowy owl[3]
    These large owls are from 4–5 feet long with wingspans up to 12 feet. They are common in northern Kalimdor. They are aggressive only if disturbed.[2]

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