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|Other languages:|| German: Geistervogel|
|TV Show:||"The Thing With Feathers"|
A Seltenvogel (pron: ZEL-tən-voh-gəl; plural: Seltenvögel (ZEL-tən-vø-gəl); Germ. selten "rare" + Vogel "bird") is an extremely rare, bird-like Wesen. Seltenvogels are so rare in the Wesen community that they were thought to be extinct in most circles, although one appeared in "The Thing With Feathers".
When woged, they have a multi-colored head and beak, and glittering golden eyes. They are not very strong, given their long history of captivity, and easy prey for stronger Wesen. They are prized for developing a brittle, egg-shaped stone made of gold, called an Unbezahlbar, and were enslaved or imprisoned in earlier times and force-fed to produce them. The stone develops in a sac in the Seltenvogel's throat, and if it is not removed, the Seltenvogel can suffocate and die. It can be safely removed by making an incision near the windpipe, taking care to avoid the major blood-vessels of the throat, and then lifting the sac containing the Unbezahlbar out.
Like many Wesen species, Seltenvögel are afraid of Grimms. However, they are willing to trust Grimms if they prove trustworthy or if they have no other choice.