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The first among physicians,
He always flies alone.
He's used by some musicians,
He speaks in monotone.
A dull and shiftless fellow
Right in the end we see
That bands of black and yellow
Reveal who he may be.

The answer is a single English word

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The first among physicians,

Dr One

He always flies alone.

A drone is a remotely controlled aircraft, an unmanned aerial vehicle.

He's used by some musicians,

One of the fixed-pitch pipes on a bagpipe.

He speaks in monotone.

To speak in a dull flat tone.

A dull and shiftless fellow

A lazy person, an idler who shifts less.

Right in the end we see,

right in done (the end) we see drone - credit for this is due to Fillet.

That bands of black and yellow, Reveal who he may be.

A drone is a male bee or wasp which does not work but can fertilize the queen.

Title: Reflect on a Point to the North of France

Nord (North in France) reflected is Dron, and add a point E(ast) for drone.

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  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, that fits a lot better than my guess. +1! $\endgroup$
    – Glorfindel
    Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 12:26
  • $\begingroup$ @Glorfindel, +1 yours, it very becoming and believable. Whether it's this or yours - that is the question. $\endgroup$
    – Tom
    Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 12:30
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    $\begingroup$ I think "Right in the end" is another standalone cryptic clue leading to your answer (+1) $\endgroup$
    – Fillet
    Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 13:29
  • $\begingroup$ Well done! And what @Fillet said. :-) $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 13:40
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    $\begingroup$ Oh no! The head of the Death Eaters has Harry's best friend! $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 14:20
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Is it

(the letter) B?

Reflect on a Point to the North of France

North of France lies Belgium, they use the letter B for e.g. the vehicle registration code.

He always flies alone.

Outside their nest, bees usually fly alone.

He's used by some musicians,

B is one of the seven musical notes.

Right in the end we see

'be' is the last word of the riddle

That bands of black and yellow

A 'bee' has black and yellow stripes

(more to follow, though it's not really a single English word, I guess)

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