Date: 8/11/17 6:12 pm From: J Rothe <jennifer.a.rothe...> Subject: [obol] Re: some more forensic birding in Yamhill...three sets of different feathers
The remigial feathers in the first set of photos are certainly barred, but they don't look right for COHA to me. From what I can make out in the photo, they appear to be rather delicate looking: soft, too curved, with more of a diffuse pattern than I'd expect for even the subtler secondaries of a Coops (See feather atlas: https://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/result_th.php).
More problematic to me, though, are the body feathers. The barring in your photos looks dark greyish to me... I'd concede a dark brown maybe, but certainly not rufous. I'd say that fairly solidly rules out Coops.
My suspicion is that his may have been another domestic gallinaceous victim... perhaps an acquaintance of bird #2??
Jen Rothe Lincoln County
On Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 2:29 PM, Harry Fuller <atowhee...> wrote: