feather pic ATT

To: Peter Shute <>
Subject: feather pic ATT
From: Judith L-A <>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 01:22:07 +0000
Thanks all ! –
– Yes, the email came from an iPhone, Peter. 
– I'd thought Pheasant, raptor, or cuckoo, so am quite please with your 
diagnosis, guys!
– But when I look at the relevant page in the recent "Aust Bird Guide" my eye 
keeps going to the Eastern Koel. So,
– I've extracted the feather from the final piece of bark, & measured it (thx 
Denise) – 21.5cm long (& relatively narrow), plus
– the colours are deep brown & cream/tan. 

Whichever of the 2 larger cuckoos it is, the habitat still seems too dry/open, 
& lacking in target nesting birds/spp. Further back along the vehicle-track the 
environments get progressively denser & moister – So the notion that the 
feather-construction was carried in by a juv. human still holds, I think. 

Great, thank you!
SEQ 500m

> On 21 Jan. 2018, at 5:10 pm, Peter Shute <> wrote:
> The photo didn't come through, this screenshot from the moderation queue is 
> the best I can do at the moment.
> Judith, did you create your email on a Mac?
> Peter Shute
> [image1.jpeg]
> Sent from my iPad
> On 21 Jan 2018, at 5:26 pm, Judith L-A 
> <<>> wrote:
> Whose feather is this, do you think? Note that it was found on a vehicle 
> track enmeshed in bark & sticks, so was perhaps carried into the 
> habitat-patch by a child - at 500m SEQ open montane heathy woodland, few 
> birds ever present...
> Judith
> SEQ 500m
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