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Specialization (upon taming)
Cunning Cunning
The Bird of prey eats
Inv misc fish 24.png Inv misc food 18.png
The Bird of prey comes with
Ability druid rake.png Ability eyeoftheowl.png Ability hunter separationanxiety.png
All pets come with
Spell shadow burningspirit.png Ability physical taunt.png

Bird of prey is the classification for birds that do not belong to the carrion bird group. This group includes owls, eagles, hawks, and some rocs (most rocs are considered to be carrion birds).

Hunter pet

Though hunters can respec their pet birds of prey into Ferocity or Tenacity, they are inherently Cunning. In addition to the abilities that come standard with all pets ([Growl] and [Avoidance]) and those given to their natural or retrained specialization, all birds of prey are given the following:


The following species of birds belong to the bird of prey family. See these pages for more detailed information.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King/ World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Bonus ability added, Trick.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade/ World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Major changes. Screech replaced with Snatch. Owls, which are now called Birds of Prey, can now eat fish. Armor and Health had no bonus and now each has a +5% bonus. Damage had a +7% bonus and now has a +5% bonus.

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