- For the mob, See Moonkin.
Moonkin are large, flightless, sapient bird-like humanoids native to the night elf areas in northern Kalimdor. Sometimes called an "owlbear", these large bipedal creatures have the size of an upright walking bear, but with bird-like features such as a beak, feathers, and flightless wings. They also drop eggs of various sorts. They are related to the Wildkin.
All druids must fight a moonkin named in order to earn their , and if they choose a seventh tier talent in the Balance tree druids can assume themselves, a form nicknamed "Boomkin", "Doomkin", or "Oomkin".
With the release of Cataclysm, worgen balance druids have been dubbed as "howlkin" in PvP, which sounds like owlkin, a cousin of the moonkin, and "howlbeast" is becoming a common name for worgen balance druids, with it sounding like owlbeast.