Date: 11/13/20 5:33 pm
From: Nancy and Mike Thomas <shipwreck5000...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Fwd: Malformed Beak
All of the US. Just happens research data collection is in Alaska per

On Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 11:10 AM claire p <redraptorlarry...> wrote:

> Hi Nancy,
> Does the request to send beak deformity info just apply to Alaska or the
> entire US? I just see that your links and e-mail address seem to be
> specifically for AK maybe? And I wanted to clarify. Thank you!
> Claire
> On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 3:22 PM Nancy and Mike Thomas <
> <shipwreck5000...> wrote:
>> Deformed Bills
>> There was an interesting article in Bird Watcher's Digest July/August '19
>> suggesting that these deformities may be a virus in the same family that
>> causes the common cold and polio in humans. Maxine Zylberberg discovered
>> this in birds RNA. Zylberberg worked with Handel, Van Hemert and a team of
>> researchers at the California Academy of Sciences and the University of
>> California San Francisco offered to use their advanced DNA and RNA sequence
>> technology on the bird bill samples. A previously unknown virus
>> belonging to the family of picornaviruses was found in everyone of the
>> birds with deformed bills. New virus was called poecivirus. The
>> aforementioned information is what was written in the article.
>> Handel requests that you report any birds with deformed bills on the
>> website Alaskan Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey,
>> or mail GS-AK_Beak_Deformity Thought this may
>> be of interest to you and others. Nancy Thomas
>> On Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 11:36 PM Richard Leinen <rick.lumen...>
>> wrote:
>>> I believe I may have sent this to the wrong address. My apologies if
>>> you already received it.
>>> Rick Leinen
>>> Wilsonville
>>> Begin forwarded message:
>>> *From: *Richard Leinen <rick.lumen...>
>>> *Subject: **Malformed Beak*
>>> *Date: *November 8, 2020 at 7:04:57 PM PST
>>> *To: *<obol-bounce...>
>>> I thought some may find this interesting. I saw a savannah sparrow
>>> today on the Hatfield Marine Center trail that was missing most of its
>>> upper mandible. It looks malformed, not broken. It was also missing all
>>> of its tail feathers.
>>> More pics here;

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