To: "Maurovic, Mauro (DHS)" <>
Subject: Feathers
From: Peter Woodall <>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 12:02:39 +1000
At 11:12 21/06/2001 +0930, you wrote:
>hehehe....thanks Bill
>Fortunataely my wife left me (not because of the feathers though...I
>I agree with you the Barn Owl's are beautiful - I remember plucking quite a
>few when I came across two just-killed birds within 100 metres of each other
>on the Hay Plain (NSW) in May this year - the car was full of fluffy white
>floating bits for hours..hehehe
>I also have an crippled male Eclectus parrot as a pet and he gives me many
>beautiful feathers.

I don't want to be a "wet blanket" [- certainly not in winter ;-))],
but I do believe that under most state legislation (and this applies 
overseas as well) the "collection of feathers" from wild birds,
dead or alive, is considered no differently to the "taking of fauna".

In other words you can look, but don't touch without permit. 
Perhaps some legal eagles can comment.



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