Meleagris gallopavo (Wild turkey)

Zaunkönigin
1 Identification requests
Found:
30.11.-0001
Added:
06.03.2019

Discussion

heute tagsüber gefunden: 3 Federn unterschiedlicher Größe Fundort:an einem Acker, im Abstand einiger Meter voneinander. Umgebung/Wetter: Ackerland und Wald, vertstreute Siedlungen, mäßiger Wind von Süd bis Südwest freue mich auf Hinweise, weil ich bisher in keiner Datenbank fündig geworden bin - Danke!
Coelophysis
Kann das ein Weibchen sein? Ich würde bei der großen Feder auf eine A14, A15 oder A16 tippen. Allein die schiere Größe einer Armschwinge... Leider gibt es hier keine Belege von weiblichen Großtrappen, aber ich habe eine andere Quelle gefunden, die zu der Feder passt.
Val
Domestic turkey feathers. The shape and pattern are characteristic of that species, not great bustards
Coelophysis
Hm, could be, but with a bright withe quill? Especially in this region live great tarda. But you might be right.
Val
Yes, there are multiple turkey morphs. Great bustards don’t have a mottled wing pattern and females have pure brown wing feathers. This is what cinnamon turkey feathers look like http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1580/3805/products/ciniman-turkey-feathers_grande.jpg?v=1503773027
Coelophysis
Convinced ;)
Zaunkönigin
Thanks very much, that was quick! I got confused for two reasons: 1. there are no domestic turkeys being kept close to the spot where I found the feathers (no poultry upwind for at least 1.5 km, under these circumstances the feathers were found surprisingly close together) and 2. apparently great tarda DO occur in our area, although I would have had doubts about them coming this close to human settlements; I'd rather expect to find them where there's less activity (a little farther east). Anyway, I would much appreciate a full plumage portrait of the domestic turkey as well as the great tarda on this website for easier research (can't offer either unfortunately). All the best for the work on this very helpful website!

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Meleagris gallopavo (Wild turkey)
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