Date: 11/9/17 12:46 pm
From: Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...>
Subject: [NHBirds] New York Corncrake - Expired

Hi, NH Birders,

These posts were on Massbird today...

Good birding,

Sue McGrath

Newburyport, MA

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From: Paul R 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 atrophied.

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

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Subject: [MASSBIRD] NY Corncrake is Deceased
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:28:35 +0000
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo
Reply-To: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo
To: <massbird...> <massbird...>

Hello all,

Just a heads up for those of you that wanted to chase the Long Island,
NY Corncrake..
The bird was found dead this morning and is currently on its way to the
American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan-

Good birding,

José Ramírez-Garofalo
Research Assistant
College of Staten Island

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