Cathartes aura (Roodkopgier)

Vampkitty
1 determinatieverzoeken
Found:
27.08.2019
Added:
28.08.2019

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I found this on some property we were looking to buy in Northern California it's about 10" (25cm) long I think it's a secondary wing or tail feather, and a brownish/golden color in the sun. I tried identifying but I'm not 100% sure I'm correct. So I'm looking for second opinions please? Thank you!
Belen
Jackdaw feather but idk wich,sorry
Vampkitty
Are those found in California? Search shows they are " Found across Europe, western Asia and North Africa"
AmberV
Most likely not a corvid due to the brownish colour and sheen. What did you think it was?
Vampkitty
Stuck between (Golden?) Eagle or Turkey Vulture. Saw a Coopers Hawk flying around there but it doesnt have the banding it shows on Google for hawks, so I didnt think it was Hawk. But I really dont know, I'm pretty new to trying to identify them ????
AmberV
Dont think it's a golden eagle due to the lack of markings, could be Turkey vulture but I think your feather could be a slightly different shape?
AmberV
I'm not sure if there is anyone on here who is better with American birds because I'm from the uk so am basing this off of the collections on this website. I think so far, Turkey Vulture is probably the best suited though
Vampkitty
Well the other guess for me was Bald Eagle...
AmberV
Bald eagle feathers are generally well over the 30cm mark but they do look similar!
Vampkitty
That's what made me want a second opinion, haha. It looks right BUT at least 5 cm too short. Thanks for your help though :D !
Val
Bald eagles have white tail feathers

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Cathartes aura (Roodkopgier)
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More opinions are needed to ensure an accurate identification.
Agree

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