I found these feathers on Socheong Island on May 26th 2010. I had found many feathers that year and all were quite easily identifiable- except for these:
Note that the primaries have quite a distinctive shape:
-and the (presumed) secondaries fade into white:
I have been stumped as to their identity for years- they do not match any online wingspreads or field guides for the region. However today I noticed a photo of a Swinhoes Rail on OBC Images(initially linked to on facebook by Mr J Loghry) and it strikes me how similar the pattern is:
Perhaps other crakes/ rails have something similar?
Can anyone help as to the identity of this mystery? Opinions welcome!
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From the ABA blog Open Mic, birder and artist Catherine Hamilton shares her remarkable insight and beautiful illustrations identifying a new field mark differentiating Stints and Peeps: http://blog.aba.org/2013/02/open-mic-a-new-field-mark-for-differentiating-stints-and-peeps.html read more
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