Re: ID this feather?
Wed, 15 Oct 2003 14:46:37 +1000
On Tue, Oct 07, 2003 at 11:03:10PM +1000, andrewt wrote:
> At http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~andrewt/feather.jpg
> is an image of feather I found in a patch of tall eucalypt forest on
> NSW's South Coast this week.
Thanks to all the kind people that responded to my request.
The suggestions were Tawny Frogmouth, Powerful Owl, Sooty Owl,
and Masked Owl.
After getting the suggestions I did some reading, unfortunately my lack
of knowledge of plumage makes HANZAB hard going. The white teardrop
at the tip of the feather makes Sooty Owl very plausible and might
rule out the first two suggestions. Masked Owl is harder to rule out.
I'd still love to get a conclusive ID.
I found it a few kms north of Moruya about 1km inland from the sea.
I walked off the track into a very small patch of taller forest to look
at several trees heavily-scarred by Yellow-bellied Gliders and noticed
it on the ground. I suspected a glider predator but didn't want to
prejudice the answers.
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