Kaliri are a magnificent species of bird bred by the arakkoa as their attack pets and guardians. The females tend to be more rare than the males. Hunted to near extinction for its feathers, the kaliri has developed keen senses.
Kaliri take flight immediately after hatching. Kaliri hatchlings feast on grubs when they're young, and eventually graduate to anything smaller than themselves. Apparently, unlike other birds, kaliri mothers don't chew their hatchlings' food for them.
Terokk's minions have been attempting to corrupt these birds before they hatch, which would make them mindlessly serve Terokk. Corrupted kaliri can often be found where Terokk's minions are found. Heroes have been sent to Veil Lithic, where these rituals seem to take place, to destroy the eggs.
The kaliri are the children of Rukhmar, as the dread ravens are to Anzu and the wind serpents were to Sethe. In fact, the arakkoa were created when Rukhmar transformed several of her kaliri followers using her own life essence. Legend says the sunfire kaliri flies into the sun itself when it is ready to die.
- Avian Rippers, Avian Darkhawk and Avian Warhawks are found in Sethekk Halls.
- arakkoa of the Den of Haal'esh in Hellfire Peninsula. Included amongst these are the male and female hatchling, the swooper and matriarch variations. The blood elves of nearby Falcon Watch also hold a Captive Female Kaliri. Many Kaliri can be found amongst the
- Lashh'an Kaliri and Tame Kaliri can be found in Veil Lashh.
- Minion of Terokk appeared during the quest .
- Monstrous Kaliri and Skettis Kaliri can be found in Terokkar Forest, patrolling the skies of Skettis.
- Redeemed Avians and Redeemed Hatchlings can be found in Terokkar Forest. Malevolent Hatchlings are corrupted kaliri in Veil Lithic.
- Skethyl Owl are undead kaliri found in Shadowmoon Valley.
- Cursed Kaliri and Kaliri Skyterrors are found on Ashran.
- Ebonwing Kaliri, Midnight Kaliri, Seacliff Kaliri, Silverwing Kaliri and Void-Torn Kaliri are found in Shadowmoon Valley.
- Darkbeak Kaliri, Darting Swift Feathers, Displaced Kaliri, Monstrous Shadowglade Kaliri, Sablewing Kaliri, Shadowglade Kaliri, Skettis Kaliri, Veilwatcher Kaliri and Whitebreast Divers.
- Skyreach Sun Talon is found in the Spire of Arak.
As a companion pet
- is a reward from the achievement.
- The and are both sold by Vesharr, located at Veil Terokk in Spires of Arak, at a cost of 10 and 1,000, respectively.
- has a chance to drop from .
- Ikky is a reward from a short questchain in Spires of Arak, beginning with in Shadowglade.
- Free will
Since the kaliri have been domesticated by the arakkoa and used as pets, it's unclear why they would need to be corrupted to serve the arakkoa that are loyal to Terokk. It's possible they can sense the evil and choose not to serve Terokk's minions.
- Raven link
Grishna Falconwing have an ability to summon a "Grishna Kaliri" as a guardian pet, however, the bird appears as a raven and is even named Grishna Raven. The spell name is probably an error, though it could also imply a link between the raven and Kaliri, like one being a more corrupted version of the other.
As a hunter pet
- Main article: Birds of prey