Date: 11/9/17 12:53 pm
From: G M ARCHAMBAULT <gm72125...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] NY Corncrake data for those interested
I wonder if anyone will look into Acanthocephala infections as a possible cause to avian vagrancy.Other hosts are known to exhibit changed behaviors due to such parasitic infections. -Ken Archambault, Birmingham, Alabama

On Thursday, November 9, 2017 2:15 PM, Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> wrote:

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
To: <NYSBirds-L...> <NYSBirds-L...>

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 mmIt 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 identified.A moderate parasite load of Acanthocephalans was identified by AMNH parasitologists Mark Siddall and Michael Tessler  Paul SweetCollection ManagerDepartment of OrnithologyAmerican Museum of Natural HistoryCentral Park West at 79th StreetNew York, NY 10024 Tel: 212 769 5780Cell: 718 757 5941-- -- NYSbirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and Information Subscribe, Configuration and Leave Archives: The Mail Archive Surfbirds ABA Please submit your observations to eBird! ----
José Ramírez-Garofalo

Research Assistant
College of Staten Island

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