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Feather in amber

Feathers in amber are not always to identify to the untrained eye and the pictures presented here are presented largely as "possible feathers". There are many instances whereby certain stress fractures or other living matter may have a shape or structure resembling a true feather. The picture below is of a surprisingly large piece of amber with what appears to be a large feather inside it, although this piece does not have other particularly revealing evidence of bird it does look very much like a bird feather in amber. Feathers in amber with eggs, birds and bird heads in amber are even more convincing and curious to most amber admirers.
Feather in amber

In the picture below there is a structure with central shaft with hairs coming out of it, it does not appear to look like a bird feather and such pieces are commonly reffered to as "possible feathers". Although they are unlikely to be feathers the same piece of amber has better inclusion candidates to be feathers as shown in the pictures after

Feather in amber

In the next picture below the inclusions are still "possible feathers" but with a higher probability of being bird feathers because 1) They visually appear more like feathers than the example given in the above picture. 2) This piece of amber also contains bird eggs and full birds.

Feather in Burmite amber

The following picture is of "possible" feathers that are in the same piece of amber as the other pictures above.

Feather in amber

Those interested in feathers will be able to find more feathers in pieces of amber with eggs , birds and bird heads in amber