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Unidentified flight feather

Observed: 1st March 2011 By: jmr658
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
Flight feather

This flight feather measures 42 cm unstraightened. The emargination measures 22cm. The feather shows significant wear towards the tip. The shaft is a dark brown/black from the emargination to the tip whilst becoming white at the substantial base. It has quite a curve on it which makes it look more pointed in the photographs than it actually is.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Flight Feather

I would say this is a primary feather from an adult male PEACOCK

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That was what I was thinking too....

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Many thanks for the help. I

Many thanks for the help. I would never have thought of peacock.