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Diseased Dunnock

Observed: 10th May 2011 By: ianlawrenceukianlawrenceuk’s reputation in Birdsianlawrenceuk’s reputation in Birds
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Dunnock found in a very bad condition (still alive) at Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre. Just curious if anyone knows what may have caused this. The bird had appeared to have lost its sight in one eye (hence the reason it was so easy to catch), and was covered in tiny mites. If anyone could enlighten us, that would be greatly appreciated.

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It may have been fighting -

over a female/territory. If badly injured, it would lose condition and be readily infested with mites.