Hungarian Horntail

“Keep back there, Hagrid! They can shoot fire at a range of twenty feet, you know! I’ve seen this Horntail do forty!”
-- Dragonkeeper trying to subdue a Hungarian Horntail (GF19)

Hungarian Horntail

The Hungarian Horntail is a species of dragon native to Hungary which is considered to be the most dangerous of the various breeds of dragon.

  • appearance: black scales, bronze horns, spiked tail
  • eyes: yellow, vertical pupils
  • roar: yowling, screeching scream
  • flame: up to fifty feet
  • food: goats, sheep, humans
  • eggs: cement-colored with very hard shells

Harry encounters a Hungarian Horntail as the first task in the Triwizard Tournament (GF 18, GF19, GF20).



This creature has a ride named after it at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Orlando.

Hungary has several mountain ranges, the highest of which is the Northern Hungarian Mountains, part of the Carpathians. These mountains are also near the range of several other dragon species -- the Romanian Longhorn and the Ukranian Ironbelly.

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