FW: Another feather ID?

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Subject: FW: Another feather ID?
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2023 03:09:24 +0000

That is a hard one. I think it is a right secondary. The barring (and the way it slopes sort of backwards) suggests a female Koel. But looking at the HANZAB pictures I don’t think so. I don’t see that they have feathers in which the inner and outer vanes are so different. Also it is very broad, not like koel feathers I have seen many photos of. My strong guess based on the colour and pattern is from a Brown Falcon. Not certain though. Not an overly likely species in the suburbs. I think to be sure would need to compare with known specimens. The Brown Falcon is quite variable.




From: Canberrabirds [ On Behalf Of Matthew Larkin via Canberrabirds
Sent: Thursday, 9 March, 2023 12:49 PM
Subject: [Canberrabirds] Another feather ID?


Found in a friend’s garden in Page.  Any thoughts?


Matthew Larkin



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