Date: 11/9/17 12:13 pm
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] NY Corncrake data for those interested
For those interested-

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From: Paul R Sweet <sweet...>
Date: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 15:02
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Corncrake data for those interested
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Several people have asked about cause of death. The bird was clearly hit by
a car with a fractures in both hind limbs and the pelvis.

Jonas Lai has skinned the bird and we have obtained the following data.

The bird was a male with testes 5 x 2.5 mm

It weighed 100g which is rather light for this species. Published weights
range from 135-210 g ((Handbook of the Birds of Europe the Middle East and
North Africa). There was no fat but the pectoral muscles did not appear

Stomach contained tiny insect parts which have been persevered but not

A moderate parasite load of Acanthocephalans was identified by AMNH
parasitologists Mark Siddall and Michael Tessler

Paul Sweet

Collection Manager

Department of Ornithology

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street

New York, NY 10024

Tel: 212 769 5780

Cell: 718 757 5941

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