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Strange feather from a medium-large sized bird, Greenville, North Carolina, USA-the house I live in has trees on 2 sides (1 Viewer)

cass32109

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If none of you guys mind, I have this bird feather that I cannot identify. Mind you I did not find it today, I didn't even find it. My dad found it one day(not sure how long ago, but I think it was sometime early this year, mid to late last year) and he brought it in to ask if I could tell what it was, I couldn't. He couldn't either, so I decided to start searching that exact day, no results that I could accurately pinpoint to being the feather. I tried again today, nothing still so I decided to ask in places where I can other people look at it and try and help me determine what type of bird it came from, I think it might be from a wing or the tail, it looks like some sort of wing used to flight based on how sturdy it is and the actual length and appearance of the feather. I will provide a picture, don't worry. Any help identifying it will be greatly appreciated, since I saw this feather I have been wondering what bird it came from. all I can tell you is that it most definitely was NOT a small bird. Like the title says, my house is in a part of town where there are just few enough houses to have a line of trees in between each house. I have a line of trees to the back and a line on the opposite side of my house from the driveway. IMG_0864.JPG
 

KC Foggin

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It's certainly looks like a tail feather but I'll hold off until I do some more investigating. The white parts of the feather from Kevin's link don't seem as large as the feather you posted.
 

cass32109

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United States
Agree. Immature red-shouldered hawk might be a better match though.
huh, interesting. I asked because I usually find feathers I can identify. I never seen a red-shouldered hawk myself. I see vultures usually, cardinals, doves, and other more common birds like that usually.
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia

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