Wing tear, pull or cut?

To: John Gamblin <>, Birding-Aus <>
Subject: Wing tear, pull or cut?
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 14:20:26 +1100
Couldn't really tell. I was mainly looking at the beautiful markings and
the soft edges of the feathers. But I guess it was as if they had just been
snipped off with a sharp beak, and the suggestions of nocturnal or diurnal
raptors, from Alan Morris, Peter Menkhorst and Philip Veerman, support this.

John Gamblin wrote:
>Carol was the wings literally wrenched out?

Visions of Aunty Jack!

> or pulled
>out from? as would seem to appear the way you describe
>the incident? or where they cleaning cut by a very
>sharp and powerful beak?
>Yours Sincerely,
>John A. Gamblin,

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