[Update] As of build 13277, these birds are now Carrion Birds and not Birds of Prey.
Allow me to introduce you to one of the strangest birds in the World of Warcraft: the Angered Arakkoa Protector.
When you hurt an arakkoa enemy in Blade’s Edge Mountains, they may run to a nearby rune circle and summon an angry protector to help them out.
On the live realms, these little birds are level 11 – not a huge help for the poor arakkoa! – and cannot be tamed.
In the Cataclysm beta, however, they are level 66 and they can be tamed. And that’s interesting because:
- They are the only blue two-headed vultures we know.
- They are partially translucent.
They are classified as birds of prey, not carrion birds.
See what I mean about weird? Also, kinda pretty …