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What bird is this feather from?

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Found this feather on our property 22km south east of Cardston, Alberta. We do have Red Tail Hawks nesting that have 2 chicks still on nest so I was wondering if it's from one of the adults as their tail feathers are this colour but I thought it too short. It's 8 1/2 inches long.

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24 minutes ago, ghowl said:

It's 8 1/2 inches long

My bird feather book says there tail feathers are about 10 inches. Maybe it is just a small one.

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Thanks, I assumed it was a Red Tail Hawk but wasn't sure as it's a shorter feather than I thought it would be.

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1 hour ago, Kevin said:

My bird feather book says there tail feathers are about 10 inches. Maybe it is just a small one.

agreed. Looks exactly like a red-tail feather, just a little small.

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Just a heads-up, but feathers of protected species (of which, Red-tailed Hawk is one) are also protected and require a Federal permit to possess.

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