Date: 3/17/17 5:11 am
From: Karen And Jim Rowe <00000131a1cf8fbc-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: "Sullivan" Brown Thrasher
Could it be avian pox?

https://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/publications/field_manual/chapter_19.pdf

https://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/disease_information/other_diseases/avian_pox.jsp


Karen Rowe

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> On Mar 16, 2017, at 3:24 PM, Stacy Clanton <sclanton...> wrote:
>
> We have been seeing a brown thrasher with an eye problem. The right eye seems to be missing, and in its place there appears to be a growth of some kind. It at first appeared to be white, but when the bird came to a suet feeder (a strange behavior for a brown thrasher) which was near a window, I saw that the growth was (or is now) greyish brown and quite lumpy. The bird seems to get along—we often see him or her under a worm feeder, and the bird doesn’t seem to be wasting away. The bird doesn’t move as much I think of thrashers doing, however.
>
> Any ideas what this could be?
>
> Oh, and “Sullivan”? On a trip to Ireland this summer, we learned that the name may (or may not) mean “one-eye.”
>
> Stacy Clanton
> Northeast corner of Magnolia

 
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