Is This Bird Sick?

Discussion in 'Birds' started by gbenic, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. Taken in my backyard. Look at the eye.

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  2. heiko

    heiko

    May 15, 2005
    Israel
    He was just fighting with some other bird for the female :) . Else than that I have no clue.

    Nice shot!

    Regards,
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Yep he sure looks ill.. Poor fellow.
     
  4. bpetterson

    bpetterson Guest

    Could it be his/her eyelid like this in a Dove?
    Although it does look a bit red.

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    Birger
     
  5. Pink Eye!! :( :( :(

    True and well documented around these parts at least. I suppose it is common elsewhere as well! I could be wrong but that is what it looks like at least on the sparrow (I think that is what the bird is?)!

    Bummer!
     
  6. Hangover I bet.
     
  7. Kim

    Kim

    307
    Jun 16, 2005
    Tennessee
    House finches get a certain eye disease called mycoplasma. It causes the eye to tear up, get swollen, and can cause death. If you see this at your feeders you need to take them down for a while and really clean them to help prevent the spread of the disease. Sorry. I've had the problem at my feeders, too.
     
  8. Thanks. It wouldn't hurt to clean them up.
     
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