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#1 Reverejack

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:09 PM

I gathered the feathers in the fields and roadsides of louisiana. My guess is they are either black vulture or turkey vulture: http://www.flickr.co...N03/8343136339/ Thats them grouped together, about 30 CM each. Heres a picture of the ventral view if it helps : http://www.flickr.co...in/photostream/

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:54 PM

:l

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:28 PM

I think it's a goose feather? I don't if vulture feathers are that long,

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:17 PM

I think it's a goose feather? I don't if vulture feathers are that long,

Certainly not goose. I own several goose feathers, and these look nothing like them. And yes, vulture feathers are around the size of my feathers, which gives me the idea it may be vulture, and, of course, many of the other features.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:19 AM

:mellow:

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:44 AM

Patience is a virtue, feathers are hard!

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So how has the entire global warming frenzy with all its predictions of dire consequences, become so widely believed, accepted and regarded as a real threat to planet Earth? That is the most amazing part of the story.

To start with global warming has the backing of the United Nations, a major world force. Second, it has the backing of a former Vice President and very popular political figure. Third it has the endorsement of Hollywood, and that’s enough for millions. And, fourth, the environmentalists love global warming. It is their tool to combat fossil fuels. So with the environmentalists, the UN, Gore and Hollywood touting Global Warming and predictions of doom and gloom, the media has scrambled with excitement to climb aboard. After all the media loves a crisis. From YK2 to killer bees the media just loves to tell us our lives are threatened. And the media is biased toward liberal, so it’s pre-programmed to support Al Gore and UN. CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post, the Associated Press and here in San Diego The Union Tribune are all constantly promoting the global warming crisis.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:09 AM

Patience is a virtue, feathers are hard!

True. Also, thanks for the attempt to confirm identification.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:39 AM

"BUMP for OP"

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So how has the entire global warming frenzy with all its predictions of dire consequences, become so widely believed, accepted and regarded as a real threat to planet Earth? That is the most amazing part of the story.

To start with global warming has the backing of the United Nations, a major world force. Second, it has the backing of a former Vice President and very popular political figure. Third it has the endorsement of Hollywood, and that’s enough for millions. And, fourth, the environmentalists love global warming. It is their tool to combat fossil fuels. So with the environmentalists, the UN, Gore and Hollywood touting Global Warming and predictions of doom and gloom, the media has scrambled with excitement to climb aboard. After all the media loves a crisis. From YK2 to killer bees the media just loves to tell us our lives are threatened. And the media is biased toward liberal, so it’s pre-programmed to support Al Gore and UN. CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post, the Associated Press and here in San Diego The Union Tribune are all constantly promoting the global warming crisis.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:37 AM

"BUMP for OP"

:)

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:44 AM

Bump.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:59 AM

OK, you have a few dark, nondescript, damaged feathers. I don't think you're going to get more of an ID than "could be vulture feathers".

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:40 AM

OK, you have a few dark, nondescript, damaged feathers. I don't think you're going to get more of an ID than "could be vulture feathers".

Heres a brief decription: On the ventral of the feathers, there is a silver shimmering. There about 30 CM long. They were gatheres near open fields, usually near dead animals such as owls, snakes, racoons, and opossums. There were black vultures flying in the area near the time i found them, but then again, i always see black vultures.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:01 AM

:D

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

"BUMP!"

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

I don't think your gonna get anywhere! :D

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:08 PM

I don't think your gonna get anywhere! :D

Lol, you're probably right <_<

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:55 PM

~Bump~

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

You could get the DNA tested, I guess.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:07 PM

You could get the DNA tested, I guess.

I may try to find someone who knows how to do that...

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:38 PM

http://www.lab.fws.gov/featheratlas/




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