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For the Azure Span mob, see Owl (Azure Span).

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.

They are a symbol of the human region of Tol Barad and are used by the Stormpike clan of dwarves. The owl is also a common emblem of the night elves,[1] and priestesses of the moon and huntresses have the ability to summon owl scouts and owl sentinels.



As a companion pet

As a mount

Druid Flight Form

As a hunter pet

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

Icon-RPG.png This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.

  • 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]

Notes and trivia

See also



  1. ^ Several styles of banners in World of Warcraft, commonly found in night elf settlements.
  2. ^ a b Monster Guide Web Supplement, pg. 15
  3. ^ Lands of Mystery, pg. 102
  4. ^ File:Warcraft III - Alpha assassin and priestess.jpg

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