Black Bird Rescued From Ravenous Gulls

by Mike Childs
(Myrtle Beach SC)





My wife and daughter have been nursing this bird for a couple of weeks. It was found on the beach (Myrtle Beach SC) being pecked and harassed by gulls. It has a large gouged (~3" long, 1" wide, 1/2" deep) wound under the right wing/body juncture which has paralyzed it's right leg. The bird is about 9-10" from beak to tail tip. It has two bulbous nodes around it's nostrils. It's feet are "orangeish", eyes are dark and it's folded wing tips extend all the way back to it's tail. Overall color is a dull black.


They have religiously treated the wound with peroxide and anti biotic ointment and the bird is recovering. There is no sign of infection around the wound and it's healing over nicely but there is some muscle or tissue loss. The bird is eating and drinking well, hopping around a lot now on one foot, chirping a lot, and stretching and flapping it's wings but has yet to attempt to fly.

Thanks for your time and consideration.

Mike

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Oct 12, 2012
Rail?
by: Susan

It might be a member ot the Rail family.

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