Identification request 116

Found:
30.11.-0001
Added:
27.05.2018

Discussion

This feather was one of many picked up at our local zoo, (Czech Republic) so could be anything... Has quite a distinctive pattern and 'eye' at the top though which may give someone an idea as to which bird it is from... Anyone have any ideas?
Alex
Administrator
I think it's a tragopan. Which Zoo exactly?
Eduard Anders
Hello Alexander, I got this feather from Zlín Zoo about 5 (?) years ago. I have checked their web page and their list of birds but I don't see anything similar there today... Maybe you can see some possible species listed, I don't know...? https://www.zoozlin.eu/zvirata-dle-abecedy/ List is in Czech language but latin names are there...
Alex
Administrator
they used to have satyra until 2010. (http://www.zootierliste.de/map.php?showzoo=10000923)
Eduard Anders
Thanks Alexander, Satyr Tragopan (male) - I think you are right! Found some pictures on the internet : (http://featheremporium.com/Exotic-Feathers/pheasants/satyr.html) and they seem a very good match... I am very happy about this as this is a new species of bird we now have in our feather collection!!! Thanks once again!

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