Carrion bird

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Carrion birds are large, carnivorous, scavenger birds. Species include buzzards, rocs, condors, vultures, and swoops. They usually have featherless heads and broad, slow-flapping wingspans. Carrion birds are sometimes found lurking about the bones of dead beasts and ill-managed graveyards. They can be found in Mulgore, Westfall, Tanaris, the Arathi Highlands, Badlands, Blasted Lands, Thousand Needles, Desolace, Deadwind Pass, and Redridge Mountains.

In The Burning Crusade, there is an Outland version of the carrion bird which includes two heads with brightly colored feathers. This version is found in Hellfire Peninsula and Terokkar Forest.



A carrion bird's meat and wings are suitable for consuming.[1][2]

The feathers of a carrion bird can be used to craft arrows.[3]

As a hunter pet

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Basic Special Exotic Bonus
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Carrion birds are useful to hold threat on multiple targets with its special skill, Demoralizing Screech. It's not seen very often as a hunter pet despite their desirable traits, possibly because their large wings can interfere with targeting.

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As a companion pet


  • Carrion birds are hostile beasts that will attack players that venture too close.
  • Most carrion birds have a knock-down ability called Swoop that interrupts attacks by characters and requires time for them to get up after being knocked down.
  • There are carrion phoenixes on the Dragon Isles. They do rise again after death.



  1. ^ A [7-30] Franks and Beans
  2. ^ N [10-30] Smooth as Butter
  3. ^ H [10-30] Trueflight Arrows

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