Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday Feathers

It's that time again....
To Guess the Friday Feathers!

The bird that these feathers are attached to, nests in every county in the U.S.

Myths about this bird:

Arctic Circle: a little girl was turned into a bird with a long beak by magic, but was so frightened she flapped about madly and flew into a wall, flattening her face and beak. So the ****** was created.
Cameroon: too evil to name, the *******is known only as "the bird that makes you afraid"
Peru: boiled ******* is said to be a strong medicine.

fimbriae

All you need to ID this bird is here in this picture.


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

A Buzzard.

Second choice would be the elusive Cameroon Loon.

LauraHinNJ said...

owlish feathers - must be a GHO.

;-)

Joy said...

Looks owlish to me too. WHAT is it? Beautiful feathers. Wing feather?

KatDoc said...

I agree with "owl," based on the leading edge of the feather. Nests in every county of the US? Screech owl?

Lynne said...

Kathi beat me! I'll guess screech owl too.

Mary said...

I agree with Anonymous.

Allison said...

I'm guessing Barred Owl.

donaldthebirder said...

It is a GHO. GHO has the most widespread range compared to Eastern Screech and Barred. Wing feather I say.

NCmountainwoman said...

I agree with Laura and Donald. GHO is the only one with year-round presence throughout the US.

Mary said...

So, a GHO? What's the answer?

Mel said...

Looks like some kind of owl. And I must add, I am Peruvian and never heard about a boiled bird other than chicken... But this is a BIG country and most traditional medicine is from the rainforest and the mountains, and I'm in the coast.
I would love to know exactly what you mean about that 'medicine', I know having owls sitting on your roof are considered bad luck, as if someone in the house what about to die...