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Karen Richardson

Woodland, CA, USA



White Crowned Sparrow With Growth On Beak

3 replies on “white crowned sparrow with growth on beak”

Diana Sneed says:

We have a white wing dove with a similar growth. We are curious what it could be and what type of precautions are needed to keep from spreading or reoccurring.

Holly Grant, Project Assistant says:

Hi Diana, Anytime you see a sick bird, it’s best to take your feeders down and clean them. Cleaning them regularly (every 1-2 weeks) is the best way to prevent disease, even when you see no sick birds. You can learn more about bird diseases and how best to clean your feeders here. If you’re particularly worried about an individual, the best thing to do is to call a local wildlife rehabilitator before taking action. If you’re not sure who that is, your state’s wildlife office should have a list of rehabilitators that are federally certified.

Ava Johnson says:

Looks like Avian Pox maybe

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