Carrion birds are large, carnivorous, scavenger birds. Species include buzzards, rocs, condors, vultures, and swoops. They usually have featherless heads and broad, slow-flapping wingspans. Carrion birds are sometimes found lurking about the bones of dead beasts and ill-managed graveyards. They can be found in Mulgore, Westfall, Tanaris, the Arathi Highlands, Badlands, Blasted Lands, Thousand Needles, Desolace, Deadwind Pass, and Redridge Mountains.
, there is an The Burning Crusade Outland version of the carrion bird which includes two heads with brightly colored feathers. This version is found in Hellfire Peninsula and Terokkar Forest.
A carrion bird's meat and wings are suitable for consuming.
The feathers of a carrion bird can be used to craft arrows.
As a hunter pet
Carrion birds are useful to hold threat on multiple targets with its special skill, Demoralizing Screech. It's not seen very often as a hunter pet despite their desirable traits, possibly because their large wings can interfere with targeting.
As a companion pet
Carrion birds are
hostile beasts that will attack players that venture too close. Most carrion birds have a knock-down ability called Swoop that interrupts attacks by characters and requires time for them to get up after being knocked down.