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Louisa Evers

Caldwell, ID, USA


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.


Sick behavior


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One reply on “Mourning dove in some sort of gastro-intestinal distress”

Texas Bird Family says:

Poor thing. Do you have a bird bath where it could wash off?

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