A beautiful, carnivorous creature native to India and the Far East, resembling a winged snake, but plumed, having two legs, and reaching up to fifteen feet in length. As occamy eggshells are formed from pure soft silver, the occamy's reputation for aggression may be overstated, as most of its interaction with humans probably has consisted of defense of its eggs (FB).
"occamy" Eng. a metallic composition imitating silver [NSOED]
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These birds provide postal service for the wizarding world. Although Muggles know about them, they are obviously magical to some extent, since their ability to find the recipient of their letters is extraordinary indeed (more...)