FW: Tail Feather ID Please

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Subject: FW: Tail Feather ID Please
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2022 05:15:17 +0000
Hi Graeme,

Yes they are certainly tail feathers. If you found them all together in the
bush it must be from a victim of predation. But why only tail feathers? That
is curious sampling. Not a cuckoo. Several raptors are similar but I am
confident it is from a Brown Falcon. In life the bird would show as dark
(almost black) on upper tail and clearly barred below. I have similar in my
collection but don't have the time now to compare. But pretty confident.
Kestrel (female & young) is sort of similar but on them all tail feathers
are fairly similar and equally barred all along and more orange, not big
difference between inner & outer ones.


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Subject: Tail Feather ID Please

Possibly from a cuckoo.

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