Sunday Quiz – What’s That Feather?

Title Photo by Hariadhi, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Dear Readers, I often find feathers in the cemetery or in the woods, and wonder what bird they came from. It can be very difficult to identify them, but some are easier than others (including, hopefully, the little selection below). So, can you simply match the feathers to the species of bird? All the feathers in the photos come from birds that have been found dead from natural causes, and when I publish the answers I will also publish a very useful link to the website that they came from (but not before because that would be too easy :-))

You have until 5 p.m. on Friday 11th March to submit your answers in the comments (I’ll ‘disappear’ them as soon as I see them), and the answers will be published on Saturday 12th March.

So, if you think that the feathers in Photo A belong to a ring-necked parakeet, your answer is 1) A)

Species

  1. Ring-necked parakeet (Psittacula kramerii)
  2. Magpie (Pica pica)
  3. Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
  4. Northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
  5. Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola)
  6. Little egret (Egreta garzetta)
  7. Barn owl (Tyto alba)
  8. Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)
  9. Eurasian jay (Garrulus glandiarus)
  10. Blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
  11. Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
  12. Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

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