Summary: Can create storms as it flies and is highly sensitive to danger.
Owned by: Jaxx
Group: Magical Creatures
Game: Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Rank/Title/JobA house at Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is named after this creature.
Wand/Spells/SkillsThe Thunderbird is a large, magical avian beast native to North America, and most commonly found in Arizona in the southwestern United States. A close relative of the Phoenix, the Thunderbird can create storms as it flies and is highly sensitive to danger. A house at Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is named after this creature.
Thunderbirds' tail feather can be used as a core in a magic wand, with this type of wand being difficult to master, but powerful and skilled in transfiguration work. They too are also able to sense danger, much like their donors, also being able to cast curses on their own.
Physical AppearanceThe Thunderbird is described as having a head that is "similar to that of an eagle"; or, in the wizarding world, "similar to that of a Hippogriff". They possess three pairs of powerful wings, and have feathers that shimmer with cloud-like patterns.
The Thunderbird is known to change colours as it summons storms, its iridescent feathers shifting from various shades of gold to electrifying blue, to grey and silver, to white, and even to deep navy.
The Thunderbird can also sense danger and creates storms as it flies.
Personality and InterestsA close relative of the Phoenix, the Thunderbird can create storms as it flies and is highly sensitive to danger.
HistoryShikoba Wolfe, who was of Choctaw descent, was primarily famous for intricately carved wands containing Thunderbird tail feathers. Wolfe wands were generally held to be extremely powerful, though difficult to master. They were particularly prized by Transfigurers.
After rescuing a Thunderbird from traffickers in Egypt around 1926, Newt Scamander named him Frank and worked to return him to his natural habitat in Arizona. Frank was actually released in New York to help obliviate the population to a series of recent magical occurrences but ultimately made it to Arizona.
In late 1927, Madam Seraphina Picquery, then-President of MACUSA, declared the Thunderbird a protected species, a protection that was later extended to all North American magical creatures.