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Janice Roise

Bend, OR, United States

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One of a pair of Mourning doves appeared to have some sort of abnormality, a sac or group of feathers hanging from its neck. When I saw the picture I took, I also thought the feet don’t look normal, as if it has some sort of fungus. Its behavior was normal and it didn’t seem unable to eat or drink. (We cleaned the bird bath after it had drunk from it.)

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Species: Mourning Dove

Diseased Dove?

Mourning dove with large feathered sac hanging from neck; fungus or ? on feet?

One reply on “Diseased dove?”

Ann says:

Maybe an injury, from a cat? Did the bird’s appearance change/heal/get normal?

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