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Louisa Evers

Caldwell, ID, USA

Description

The underside of this dove’s tail is caked with excrement. Initially saw the bird on the ground under a pine tree where I scattered food. It was pumping it’s tail up and down similar to the way birds do when they poop. I then noticed that the underside of the tail was caked and the bird was apparently having no success in eliminating. A portion of the breast feathers were in an odd position but that may not be related. I walked outside to try to get a photo and the dove flew up and landed on the fence between me and my neighbor. The dove eventually flew off with it’s caked undertail.

Category

Sick behavior

Species

Mourning Dove In Some Sort Of Gastro-intestinal Distress

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