A feather

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Lightuningbird
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A feather

Found this feather a while ago.

think it’s some typ of falcon feather, but not shaw 

wimmer/mally region, Victoria.

sorry for the photo quality.

AH14
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I have previously found a feather almost exactly like this in the Riverina, NSW. Could it potentially be a Whistling Kite? I never got to indentify mine but it is the only bird around my area that I think the feather may belong to. I haven’t yet had a confirmed sighting but I have on 1 or 2 occasions seen a large raptor in the area that (as far as I can see) fits the basic description.

Lightuningbird
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Oh, forgot to say the feather is around 20cm

Wimmera mally region, Vic.

AH14
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Strike the kite idea, I now remember wondering if mine was some kind of owl. A Boobook perhaps? A while ago, I found some more similar feathers in a hollow of a massive old fallen eucalypt. Mine was also about 20 cm.

Lightuningbird
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Yer, whistling kite would make sence, do see a lot of them around. And at the time I found it there weren’t many peregrines.

boo book would be less lickly. The feather is not soft like owl feathers are.

Wimmera mally region, Vic.

Lorne Johnson
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Barking Owl the first thing that came to mind. I may well be wrong. Lorne 

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