List of fictional birds of prey

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This list of fictional birds of prey is subsidiary to the list of fictional birds. It is restricted to notable bird of prey characters from the world of fiction.

In literature[edit]

Character Species Origin Author Notes
Archimedes Owl The Once and Future King T. H. White Merlyn's familiar. Remade by Disney as The Sword in the Stone.
Bess Boreal owl Guardians of Ga'Hoole Kathryn Lasky
Chil Kite The Jungle Book, The Second Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling He helps rescue Mowgli from the Bandar-Logs.
The divine condor Condor The Return of the Condor Heroes Jin Yong
Farsight Eagle The Last Battle C. S. Lewis
Frightful Peregrine falcon My Side of the Mountain Jean Craighead George The avian companion of the story's main character, 12-year-old Sam Gribley.
Glimfeather, Master Owl The Silver Chair C. S. Lewis
Hedwig Snowy owl Harry Potter J. K. Rowling Harry's pet owl.
Kestrel and tawny owl Owls The Animals of Farthing Wood Colin Dann
Owl Owl Winnie-the-Pooh A. A. Milne's Knowledgeable yet spells things wrong like his name as 'Wol'.
Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, Digger Owl Guardians of Ga'Hoole Kathryn Lasky
Thorondor, Gwaihir, Landroval Eagles The Lord of the Rings J. R. R. Tolkien
Tobias Red-tailed hawk Animorphs K. A. Applegate A human who becomes stuck in that form.
Wise Owl Owl Little Grey Rabbit Alison Uttley A predatory owl who can be befriended with a hankie of truce. Gives information in return for items of value and hates being disturbed in daylight.
Vlad Vladikoff Vulture Horton Hears a Who! Dr. Seuss One of the main antagonists who tries to lose the Whoville planet from Horton.

In comics[edit]

Character Species Origin Notes
Cathryn Aura Vulture Kevin and Kell Has a son called Nigel
Condorito Andean condor Condorito Has a nephew called Coné
Gyoutenmaru Hawk Change 123
Hooty Owl Dr. Mid-nite Dr. Mid-nite's Pet
Howland Owl Owl Pogo
Loki Helios Owl Hoshi no Samidare
Professor Owl Princess Resurrection
Sarcophagus MacAbre Vulture Pogo
Simorgh Eagle Seirei Tsukai no Kenbu
Ossie Owl Owl Acorn Green' A source of wisdom.

In media[edit]

In television and film[edit]

Character Species Origin Notes
Ash Vulture El Americano: The Movie a vulture who is Martin's feared henchbird and never speaks
Buck Vulture Oscar's Oasis
Charlie Owl New Zoo Revue
Divino Owl El Americano: The Movie A wise elderly magician owl who works for Gayo's circus.
Eva Snowy owl Penguins of Madagascar A female snowy owl who is North Winds intelligence analyst
Ollie Beak Owl Tuesday Rendezvous
Dr. Blinky Owl H.R. Pufnstuf
Falcon Peregrine falcon Stuart Little 2
Freedom Bald eagle G.I. Joe:An American Hero The avian companion of Spirit, a Native American tracker
Hoots the Owl Owl Sesame Street' An owl that plays a saxophone. He debuted on Sesame Street for the 16th season (1985), but was retired from the show in the 32nd season (2001).
Orson Vulture H.R. Pufnstuf
Sam the Eagle Eagle The Muppet Show
X Owl Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Wiser Owl Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return A fat owl who is clumsy and is good friends with Dorothy.

In animation[edit]

Character Species Origin Notes
Astarte Falcon The Missing Lynx
Aurora Red-tailed hawk Adventures from the Book of Virtues
Avenger Eagle Birdman and the Galaxy Trio
Beaky Buzzard Buzzard Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies A buzzard who bears a closer resemblance to a vulture. Not very smart and finds it hard to get his own dinner.
Buzz Buzzard Buzzard Woody Woodpecker Woody's nemesis.
Chip Bald eagle The Little Engine That Could
Cat Owl Shounen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 49
Concord Condor Concord Tiny Toons Adventures A slight recreation of Beaky Buzzard.
Fagin Black vulture War of the Birds A sinister and sadistic male vulture who is responsible for killing other birds. In the last battle his dove slave betrayed him an he was incinerated.
Fenghuang Owl Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness
Fukolota Owl La Storia Della Arcana Famiglia Felicità's companion owl.
Hayabusa the Falcon Peregrine falcon Mulan Hayabusa is Shan Yu`s pet falcon
Henery Hawk Chickenhawk Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies A young chickenhawk who tries to get himself a chicken, often pursuing Foghorn Leghorn, but sometimes catches someone who isn't a chicken since he's never actually seen one.
Kagero Owl Basara An owl kept by Ageha.
Kai Peregrine falcon Zambezia
Lone Gunslinger Turkey vulture Ice Age: The Meltdown
Marahute Golden eagle The Rescuers Down Under A friend of Cody, who becomes captive to Percival C. McLeach until the rescuers save her and Cody.
O and X Owl Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Olivia Owl Birdz Eddie's friend.
Owl Short-eared owl Little Bear Can be pompous, but he is very wise and sometimes quite serious. He lives in a treehouse, prefers to participate in sensible games and likes reading as his hobby.
Owl Brown owl T.U.F.F. Puppy Bird Brain's more recent henchmen upon being hired by Zippy.
Owl Owl Leafie, a Hen into the Wild An owl who helped Greenie how to fly.
Owlowiscious horned owl My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Twilight Sparkle's pet owl
Takaoka Eagle Damekko Dōbutsu
Tawny Owl Tawny owl The Animals of Farthing Wood
The Great Owl Owl The Secret of NIMH
Toriri Owl Keroro Land
Walter Green owl War of the Birds
Zoe Black-shouldered kite Zambezia (film)

In video games[edit]

Character Species Origin Notes
Bloodwing Borderlands
Clockwerk Eurasian eagle-owl Sly Cooper
Coo Owl Kirby series
Crimson Loftwing[verification needed] The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Dyna Blade Enormous bird Kirby series
Dahila Great horned owl Angry Birds Stella
Falco Lombardi Pheasant (commonly mistaken for a falcon) Star Fox series
Jet the Hawk Hawk Sonic Riders, Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, Sonic Free Riders
Kaepora Gaebora Owl The Legend of Zelda series
Mighty Eagle Bald eagle Angry Birds Mighty will destroy anything if a can of sardines is thrown from the slingshot.
Skowl The Startling Owl Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze The leader of a parliament owls.
Quintole Force[verification needed] Astro Boy: Omega Factor
Odus Owl Owlboy

As mascots, toys, logos, and other[edit]

Character Species Notes
Big Jay and Baby Jay Hawks Mascots for the Kansas Jayhawks.
Blitz Hawk One of the mascots for the Seattle Seahawks.
Chaddy the Owl Owl Official mascot of Oldham Athletic.
Cyril the Swan Swan Official mascot of Swansea City A.F.C..
Eddie Eagle Eagle Represents an eponymous gun safety program for the National Rifle Association.
Freddie Falcon Falcon Mascot of the Atlanta Falcons.
Hudson 'Hawka' Knights Hawk Mascot of the Hawthorn Hawks.
Herky Tiger hawk Mascot of the Iowa Hawkeyes
Mr. Know It Owl Owl
Owlet Owl Writer for BYU's 100 Hour Board.
Ozzie the Owl Owl The matchday mascot of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club.
Sammy the Owl Owl The mascot for Conference USA's Rice University Owls from Houston, Texas.
Skyhawk Hawk One of the mascots for the Atlanta Hawks.
Slapshot Eagle Mascot for the Washington Capitals.
Swoop Eagle Mascot for the Philadelphia Eagles, Eastern Michigan University, Eastern Washington University and Miami University.
Woodsy Owl Owl An icon for the United States Forest Service.

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