Zamorak hawk

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The Zamorak hawk, a level 70 summoning pet, is one of the three God birds. It can be hatched from a red bird's egg, and has three stages of growth: Chick, Bird, and Hawk. When fully grown it counts as a Zamorak item in the God Wars Dungeon.

Bird's eggs can be obtained from Bird nests, which are dropped from a tree while Woodcutting or obtained from the Miscellania Kingdom Management activity. In either case finding an egg is quite rare. To hatch an egg, place it in a pet shop incubator (found in Yanille or Taverley), and then wait for an hour or two before retrieving the chick (time spent offline doesn't count). When enough time has passed, a chat message will appear saying: "An egg in your incubator is ready to hatch!".

At level 80 Summoning players can understand the Zamorak Hawk.

Although the mature hawk counts as a Zamorak item in the God Wars Dungeon, the younger bird and hatchling forms do not.

None of the forms count as a Zamorak item to make Bandits aggressive.

Chick Bird Hawk
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Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • ninja 1 March 2021 (Update):
    • After some feedback, the Ninjas have given the Saradomin, Zamorak, and Guthix god bird pets some Agility lessons. These follower pets will now follow behind the player at a faster speed.
  • ninja 1 February 2021 (Update):
    • The Saradomin owl, Zamorak hawk and Guthix raptor have been converted from object pets to interface pets.
      • If you own these god-birds already you will unlock them upon next log in - otherwise, they can be obtained by taking the egg from an incubator.
      • All three growth stages will become available on unlock.
  • patch 17 March 2009 (Update):
    • The god familiars (Zamorak hawk, etc) will now provide the same protection as god-related items while in God Wars.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If a member's subscription runs out while a Zamorak Chick is following them, and they log out, the chick will be sent to a pet shop, where the player needs to ask about strays in order to get the pet back. However, the pet returned will be a full adult, regardless of how long ago the Chick was hatched.
  • With the release of the menagerie on 18 August 2009, it is possible to have all three god birds at the same time. It used to be impossible to raise more than one god bird at a time; using another coloured egg with the incubator whilst having a Zamorak hawk would result in a message: "You already have that kind of pet, you cannot have another."
  • The examine could be a reference to the Monty Python "dead parrot skit"- "it's a beautiful bird, lovely plumage", or the examine info could just be referring to the bird's plumage and nothing else.
  • The hawk's response "I can feel the anger welling within you!" is a reference to Star Wars.
  • The hawk's response "Excellent!" may be a reference to Montgomery Burns's catchphrase from "The Simpsons." (Could also be another Star Wars reference, from the same scene of the movie)
  • The chick's dialogue "Are you my mummy/daddy?" is a reference to the theory that egg baby animals bind themselves to the first thing they see when they hatch, regardless of whether this is an actual parent of theirs, or even the same species. This is known in Psychology as "imprinting."
  • The examine text of the Hawk may be an allusion to a line from The Raven by Edgar Alan Poe. "In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore."
  • While doing the puzzle during the quest Elemental Workshop III with a summoned Zamorak Chick, it will walk around the room freely without following the player.
  • When taking a chick from an incubator the click option says "take-egg" contrary to the fact that the player is actually taking a chick from the incubator.
  • Before an update on 1 February 2021, the bird would have a specific growth system after incubation. It would take over twelve hours to reach adulthood.
  • Chicks would be fed Ground fishing bait while birds and hawks would eat normal Fishing bait. Feeding a pet would remove all of its hunger.