Date: 8/4/17 10:53 pm
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Mystery Song / and / Forensic Birding...
Another bird that could have made that song is Cassin’s Finch, a notoriously varied singer and sound-thief, but as I recall the locale was western lowlands.


Alan Contreras
<acontrer56...>

Eugene, Oregon

www.alanlcontreras.com





> On Aug 4, 2017, at 10:46 PM, Matthew G Hunter <matthewghunter...> wrote:
>
> Skip, I have recently chased down several similar sounds, and 2 were Lesser Goldfinch and one was American Goldfinch. There is a Purple Finch call in the recording, and something odd there is possible, but I'd bet a pizza on Lesser Goldfinch.
>
> Harry, you point out one obvious chicken carcass, but I wonder if the barred "coop" feathers might be a Barred Rock... another chicken.
>
> The owl feather you collected is an inner secondary/tertial from a Barn Owl.
>
> Some good wild bird feather references:
> http://digitalcollections.pugetsound.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/slaterwing <http://digitalcollections.pugetsound.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/slaterwing>
> http://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/ <http://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/>
>
> Matt Hunter
> Umpqua Basin
> SW Oregon


 
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