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Re: odd finches
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- Subject: Re: odd finches
- From: BILL HILTON JR Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History<firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 11:12:10 -0400
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>Dear Carolina Birders,
>This morning I noticed a flock of about 10 house finches at my
>feeder (2 males, some females and juveniles). Two of the brown ones
>had somewhat disfigured bills. All the others had smooth bills, but
>these two had bumpy, rough-looking bills. Anyone familiar with this
LEAH . . .
This phenomenon is fairly common in young House Finches and may be
avian pox, a somewhat contagious disease that affects the bills and
feet of many bird species. Based on my banding records, at least some
of the affected juveniles survive with no apparent long-term effects.
BILL HILTON JR., "The Piedmont Naturalist"
Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History
1432 DeVinney Road, York, South Carolina 29745 USA
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