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Eurasian Magpie Pica pica

Observer

karakaxa

Date

March 13, 2016 01:00 PM EET

Description

My very first feather..
Found while hiking with my dad on an unnamed mountain which the locals call Mt.Goritsa.

I saw something shiny from afar on the trail while walking and went closer to inspect it. To my surprise, it wasn't a man-made object, but a beautiful rainbow-colored feather.
It was a pretty windy day, but the feather was held firmly to the ground under a large rock that was on top of its shaft. It was almost as if someone had placed it there intentionally, but the only people that go up there are goat herders. I picked it up and snapped a picture because of its beautiful colors even though i had no idea what bird it was from, not realizing it'd be such a life-changing find which would give birth to a new hobby that would take up a huge chunk of my life.

Magpie feathers may be common but this one is special ~ i still have it up to this day :)

(My name is based on this ~ karakaxa means magpie in Greek)

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European Badger Meles meles

Observer

karakaxa

Date

July 10, 2018 12:10 PM +03

Description

Only a skull and some teeth were found partially buried underground. Cleaned with hydrogen peroxide

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Feral Pigeon Columba livia var. domestica

Observer

karakaxa

Date

July 27, 2019 06:20 PM +03

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Brown Rat Rattus norvegicus

Observer

karakaxa

Date

July 27, 2019 06:45 PM +03

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Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala

Observer

karakaxa

Date

July 29, 2019 06:35 PM +03

Description

Old barn owl pellet

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Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto

Observer

karakaxa

Date

July 27, 2019 05:30 PM +03

Description

Collection of different molted adult and juvenile feathers. Found on the same day

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Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea

Observer

karakaxa

Date

July 27, 2019 01:15 PM +03
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Birds Class Aves

Observer

karakaxa

Date

July 21, 2019 06:55 PM +03

Description

Is this avian or mammalian?

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Chukar Alectoris chukar

Observer

karakaxa

Date

August 5, 2019 07:15 PM +03

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Eurasian Scops Owl Otus scops

Observer

karakaxa

Date

September 22, 2019 12:00 PM +03

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Eurasian Scops Owl Otus scops

Observer

karakaxa

Date

September 1, 2019 02:05 PM +03

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Eurasian Scops Owl Otus scops

Observer

karakaxa

Date

September 1, 2019 01:00 PM +03

Description

Female based on size

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Eurasian Scops Owl Otus scops

Observer

karakaxa

Date

August 10, 2019 06:50 PM +03

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Southern Crested Lark Galerida cristata ssp. meridionalis

Observer

karakaxa

Date

July 30, 2019 06:10 PM +03

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Southern Crested Lark Galerida cristata ssp. meridionalis

Observer

karakaxa

Date

July 30, 2019 06:20 PM +03

Description

Observation for the feather on the left in the second pic: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/29861526

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Eurasian Scops Owl Otus scops

Observer

karakaxa

Date

April 2, 2020 05:00 PM +03

Description

This adult female scops owl was unfortunately found partially mummified exactly under its roost. Individual was identified based on plumage pattern which matches feathers found last summer under the same tree. The feathers differ from those of other local scops owls as this is the only intermediate-rufous morph in the park, and size shows that it's a female. It's an adult because it's been around since i started searching at this park a couple years ago and even back then its feathers showed adult traits.
A local told me a cat caught a scops owl a week ago in the same area but it escaped, so i'm assuming this was the one that got attacked and it died on its roost because of the injuries then fell off the tree. One wing had bone damage and some missing/snapped feathers so the cat attack theory sounds reasonable as this damage would not occur after death unless the bird was scavenged. Fortunately there are a lot more scops owls in the area to replace the loss. Still sad to see this one go though..

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Eurasian Magpie Pica pica

Observer

karakaxa

Date

April 2, 2020 06:15 PM +03

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Flies Order Diptera

Observer

karakaxa

Date

April 2, 2020 04:50 PM +03

Description

On a dead scops owl which i'll post shortly

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Eurasian Magpie Pica pica

Observer

karakaxa

Date

April 2, 2020 06:15 PM +03

Description

Juvenile because the black patch on the tip extends pretty low and the feather is sharp. P10

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Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto

Observer

karakaxa

Date

April 2, 2020 04:39 PM +03

Description

Nestling. Sparrowhawk or cat kill (likely the former)

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Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus

Observer

karakaxa

Date

April 2, 2020 06:05 PM +03

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Common Hoopoe Upupa epops

Observer

karakaxa

Date

April 2, 2020 05:50 PM +03

Description

For the feather on the right. Left is from a great tit

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Great Tit Parus major

Observer

karakaxa

Date

April 2, 2020 05:55 PM +03

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Feral Pigeon Columba livia var. domestica

Observer

karakaxa

Date

April 2, 2020 04:40 PM +03

Description

Headless. Cat kill

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Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs

Observer

karakaxa

Date

March 28, 2020 01:55 PM EET

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Eurasian Magpie Pica pica

Observer

karakaxa

Date

March 28, 2020 01:45 PM EET

Description

Magpies practicing social distancing :')

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Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs

Observer

karakaxa

Date

March 28, 2020 12:40 PM EET

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Hooded Crow Corvus cornix

Observer

karakaxa

Date

March 28, 2020 01:55 PM EET

Description

@twan3253 Just like your hooded crow feathers from Austria :)

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Marginated Tortoise Testudo marginata

Observer

karakaxa

Date

March 28, 2020 12:25 PM EET

Description

Same individual with https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/40019065, apparently recovered from whatever had affected its eyes and is still alive. I removed the green thing from its left eye with forceps i had with me

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Marginated Tortoise Testudo marginata

Observer

karakaxa

Date

March 28, 2020 12:43 PM EET
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