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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-12-2019, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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Help identify these feathers

Hi everyone,

I need help identifying these feathers. I've had a large bag of them for years and have forgotten what waterfowl species they are. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Shannon - Send that picture to John McLain...he'll know - George
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Scaup possibly?
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Striking! From the same bird by the looks of it???

I'm guessing scaup also.
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Scaup possibly?
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Striking! From the same bird by the looks of it???

I'm guessing scaup also.
Thank you! I'll research Scaup. The pair in the photo are about average size for the few ounces I have, around 4.5" to 5" in length. Due to the size I just assumed it was from a goose.

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At 4.5" to 5" long...they sure aren't Scaup.

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I have some scaup, and these are not scaup feathers. I agree that the size alone would make me think that they are goose. I would check to see if you have any ornithology museums or study centers in your areaó just an idea

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I knew those feathers looked familiar; I believe they are Upland or Magellan Goose flank of Argentina.

I hope this helps. 😉

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Ha!!! 10 seconds on Google...they are Magellan Goose!!! Well done Tony...WOW!!!
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Ha!!! 10 seconds on Google...they are Magellan Goose!!! Well done Tony...WOW!!!
Thanks, George! Yup, Iím a feather nerd, hahaha!
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Thanks, George! Yup, Iím a feather nerd, hahaha!
I venture most of us who tie on any level are pretty much feather nerds.
Never thought of it that way and I sure know I fill the bill on that one
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They're from a "what"... from "where"??? Holy cow! You guys are killing me with knowledge.

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They're from a "what"... from "where"??? Holy cow! You guys are killing me with knowledge.

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They are indigenous to the southern end of the South American continent...hence the Magellan name
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Well done Tony.

Whoop-whoop!!!
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You know what guys??? We gotta get a life HA HA HA HA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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