Feather ID

To: Philip Veerman <>, 'COG Chatline' <>
Subject: Feather ID
From: Maurits Zwankhuizen <>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2018 02:59:47 +0000
Thanks for the quick response, Philip. I've got confirmation that the feather was soft and fluffy so Southern Boobook it is!


From: Philip Veerman <>
Sent: Monday, 2 April 2018 12:15 PM
To: 'Maurits Zwankhuizen'; 'COG Chatline'
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Feather ID

Congratulations. That is a more difficult one than most. Looking at the photo on full screen, certainly suggests a soft and fluffy texture. If that is correct, and I think I am, (one can best tell by feeling it), that makes it an owl. The white spots on a dark background and the size strongly suggest to me a Southern Boobook, wing covert feather. It is certainly the most likely local owl with that pattern.


If it is not soft and fluffy, then that opens up other possibilities, but I doubt it.




From: Maurits Zwankhuizen [
Sent: Monday, 2 April, 2018 12:00 PM
To: 'COG Chatline'
Subject: [canberrabirds] Feather ID


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A friend found this feather in Queanbeyan. Does anyone happen to know what bird it belongs to?



Maurits Zwankhuizen

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