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Hi I have just bought this wood carving on ebay but have no idea what it is.  Can you help? Thanks Dan http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/MtUAAOSwnDxUjFiV/$_57.JPG

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Well, it is an eagle or hawk of some sort, but it is so stylized by artistic license that it doesn't resemble any particular bird. Its feathers look like scales and there is no indication of any color or pattern. So it's not a realistic depiction of any species.

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Roger Lederer

Expertise

Any and all questions about WILD birds - not caged, domestic or poultry. Can answer questions about identification, taxonomy, behavior, courtship, plumage, flight, or anything else. Wild birds only, please.

Experience

Taught ornithology (the study of birds) at the university level for 30 years. Have written five books on birds, published 30 scientific articles, write a blog on birds, have the website www.ornithology.com, lectured to hundreds of groups on birds,and have traveled to 90 countries studying birds.

Organizations
A variety of ornithological and conservation organizations.

Publications
Real Simple Magazine, Enterprise-Record, and several ornithological and ecological journals.

Education/Credentials
PhD in Zoology with emphasis in ornithology.

Awards and Honors
Professional Achievement Award, Jack Rawlins Chair of Environmental Literach.

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