A Pair of Wings!

Subject: A Pair of Wings!
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 14:36:14 +1000

G'day all

Carol Proberts when describing just a pair of wings of an Owlet-Nightjar that
were found in the Blue Mountains area, and asked the question, what predator
would leave behind just a pair of wings?

Allan Morris suggested Peregrine Falcon and that is certainly a possibility.
However, I know that Barn Owls also neatly snip off wings before consuming a
bird. Presumably, other owls might do likewise. Most of the forest owls eat the
occasional bird and given that owlet-nightjars are also mostly nocturnal this
possibility seems quite likely.

Peter Menkhorst

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