Pernis apivorus (European Honey Buzzard)

Uwechemie
8 Identification requests
Found:
30.11.-0001
Added:
09.02.2019

Discussion

Liebes Featherbase-Team, habe diese Feder heute in einem Waldstück (Anteile Fichte, Kiefer, Eiche) nahe Braunschweig gefunden. Von der dunklen Endbinde ausgehend würde ich fast auf Wespenbussard schließen, aufgrund der ausgeprägten Bänderung der Innenfahne auf Jungvogel. Die Bänder sind aber versetzt, und obwohl die Feder am Ansatz bereits leichten Algenbewuchs aufweist, würde mich dann doch der Fund im Winter wundern. Könnte es ein anderer Greifvogel sein? Die Feder weist eine Gesamtlänge von 28 cm auf. Vielen Dank im Voraus für Eure Hilfe, Uwe
Val
Honey buzzard, 100%
Sylvia
Ich finde das Funddatum sehr seltsam, wilde Wespenbussarde halten sich um diese Jahreszeit gar nicht in Deutschland auf. Kann sich das jemand erklären?
Val
Rarely, some birds don’t migrate. I’ve had my own bizzare sightings of migratory birds (mostly juveniles) in months when they’re supposed to be absent in my area. This one (which was a juvenile because it has the pattern of juvenile honey buzzards) could have just missed out on the migration and just stayed there.
Uwechemie
Great, thanks for your help! In fact, I found the feather on the ground in a sprouce forest, at a relatively dry and protected spot. This may explain that the feather has surfived without much signs of decomposition..
Uwechemie
survived, I meant... ;-)
Val
Feathers don’t decompose quickly, even when exposed to the elements. However, that’s the case when a bird dies and they’re still attached together. If a sole feather is left exposed it will, no matter the weather conditions, disappear soon, because weather is not the only thing that can mess up feathers (even though a single light rain can destroy it and trees can’t hold all of the water anyway). The real enemy of feathers here is insects. If beetles find a feather for example, it’s going to be gone within less than a day, they are pretty damn fast at doing their job! (Sometimes an insect just takes a bite or two off of a feather and leaves, and that’s very common to see on molted feathers) I don’t think that feather stayed there for more than a month, especially given the fact that it’s got no damage, because a single rain can make it one with the forest floor and beetles and other feather-eating insects thrive in spruce forests..
Eduard Anders
Nice feather! Definately Honey Buzzard...

Identification

Pernis apivorus (European Honey Buzzard)
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