possible ID please

To: 'Alison' <>, 'COG List' <>
Subject: possible ID please
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2019 05:00:45 +0000
That is an interesting pattern. Were the feathers actually attached? Or
could they be from different things. I wonder if they could be remains of
more than one bird. For example from a plucking post for a raptor or
Powerful Owl? The middle sized barred brown feathers look like any of
several raptors, (Brown Falcon, Brown Goshawk, C Sparrowhawk are good
suspects), the smaller ones look like the pattern of a Boobook. Are the
smaller ones soft and fluffy to feel? The one large feather is the hardest
to match with the others. If I saw that by itself I think I would suggest
from a Pied Currawong. Maybe could all be from a particularly large,
particularly dark Brown Falcon.


-----Original Message-----
From: Alison 
Sent: Sunday, 17 November, 2019 3:17 PM
To: 'COG List'
Subject: possible ID please

Is anyone able to identify these feathers please?

I found a bird carcass (feathers and bone only) on top of a low growing
conifer. The feathers were mostly black but also included some with mottled
pattern. The bird was larger than a magpie. Long black (wing?) feathers were
around 33 cms.


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