5 Winged Literary Beasts for National Bird Day!

Today is National Bird Day! To celebrate, we thought it would be fun to share a list of five fictional and unforgettable birds found in literature. Buckle up for a tour through the skies with these fantastical winged beasts!

 

1. The Golden Snitch from harry potter

 

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“This,’ said Wood, “is the Golden Snitch, and it’s the most important ball of the lot. it’s very hard to catch because it’s so fast and difficult to see. It’s the Seeker’s job to catch it.”

 

2. the Great Eagles from the hobbit

 

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“Farewell!” they cried, “wherever you fare, till your eyries receive you at the journey’s end!” That is the polite thing to say among eagles. “May the wind under the wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks,” answered Gandalf, who knew the correct reply.

 

3. Mockingjays From The Hunger Games

 

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A mockingjay is a creature the capital never intended to exist. They hadn’t counted on the highly controlled jabberjay having the brains to adapt to the wild, to pass on its genetic code, to thrive in a new form. They hadn’t anticipated its will to live.

 

 

4. Hippogriffs From HARRY potter

 

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They had bodies, hind legs, and tails of horses, but the front legs, wings, and heads of what seemed to be giant eagles, with cruel, steel-colored beaks and large, brilliantly orange eyes. The talons on their front legs were half a foot long and deadly looking.

 

5. Blackjack, the Pegasus from Percy Jackson

 

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Piper had heard that Percy could speak to horses, being the son of the horse lord Poseidon, but she’d never seen it in action.
“What does Blackjack want?” she asked.
“Donuts,” Percy said. “Always donuts.”

 

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