Sunday, August 30, 2009

What Kind of Feather is This?

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My Dad found this feather in Wisconsin on a golf course. What kind of feather is it? I took photos with and without flash. I noticed that it has sort of a iridescent look on the layer near the top. The shape is also strange. It is almost shaped like an arrow! It is very strange.

8 comments:

A Scattering said...

Wild turkey maybe??

Jayne said...

Gosh, I haven't a clue, but it sure is beautiful! Maybe the Science Chimp will be able to tell us. :c)

Julie Zickefoose said...

Wild turkey, A Scattering has it right. This is a tail feather that was just emerging from its sheath, brand new, hence the weird shape. The shaft is still soft and full of blood. It would have had to have been pulled out with force, perhaps in a fight between turkeys. Do you find their large, J-shaped droppings on the golf course, or is it all Canada goose bombs?

Samuel said...

Thank you very much! It is surely a cool feather. My Dad did not see what was around it, so I am not sure. That is a good point though.

Ginnymo said...

Yep! That's a Turkey feather. I have observed them up close with my camera but not in person.. Nice find.

Appalachian Lady said...

I have several of those turkey feathers I've collected on my land. They are really pretty.

dAwN said...

beautiful turkey feathers!

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