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Late Pleistocene bird claws

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These two claws were collected from tar seeps in Kern County, California by the late George Lee back in the 70's.  I have seen bird claws identified to species before and would like to know if these two can be as well.  A friend has a variety of fossils from there and asked me about these today.  The larger claw is 31 mm from tip to most distant part of the back of it.   The other is 27 mm.

 

Thanks,

 

Jess

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eagle2.jpg

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SailingAlongToo

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You end up with some of the coolest stuff!

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Tidgy's Dad

Some sort of raptor/eagle. 

Lovely claws. 

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abyssunder

They look like eagle claws , to me.

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caldigger

Perhaps something in the vulture lineage. The tar pools there are of the same type as the LaBrea pits. Might be from a scavenger bird.

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Plantguy

Wonderful examples!

 

Regards, Chris 

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Shellseeker

Where is Chas? @Auspex  He used to be able to identify not only the raptor but the specific claw on the talon.

Nice fossils!!!!

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