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Poor Little Finch

Started by Steve Stonehill, 04/01/2011 03:47PM
Posted 04/01/2011 03:47PM Opening Post
Hi All,

I photographed this guy in my backyard this past weekend and this wasn't the only bird that I saw with eye damage. Is this damage caused by competing males or do you think something else might be to blame?

Steve

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Posted 04/01/2011 06:00PM #1
Steve Stonehill said:

Hi All,

I photographed this guy in my backyard this past weekend and this wasn't the only bird that I saw with eye damage. Is this damage caused by competing males or do you think something else might be to blame?

Steve

That's a nice photo of finch.

It is a disease called Mycoplasmal Conjunctivitis that afflicts House Finches.

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/hofi/abtdisease.html

Jon