Diricawl

DIRICAWL

Featured on Episode 9

FACT FILE
Mentioned in Fantastic Beasts: 
YES! M.O.M. Classification XX
Reported Locations: Mauritius
Known Abilities: Apparition

APPEARANCE

The Diricawl is a plump-bodied, fluffy, flightless bird. It has the ability to vanish at will and that ability protects the birds from predators.

Source: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (book)

SIGHTINGS

Diricawl were once known to be the common bird species, the Dodo. They were seen throughout their native territories until Muggles believed them to become extinct.

ACCORDING TO NEWT SCAMANDER

Muggles were once fully aware of the existence of the Diricawl, though they knew it by the name of ‘dodo’. Unaware that the Diricawl could vanish at will, Muggles believe they have hunted the species to extinction. As this seems to have raised Muggle awareness of the dangers of slaying their fellow creatures indiscriminately, the International Confederation of Wizards has never deemed it appropriate that the Muggles should be made aware of the continued existence of the Diricawl.

Source: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (book)

Diricawl, by maryquiZe (DeviantArt)