Wing abnormality in wild-hatched Whooping Crane (Grus americana) chick from the Louisiana nonmigratory population

Journal of Wildlife Diseases
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Abstract

We describe a wing abnormality present in a wild-hatched Whooping Crane (Grus americana) chick from the reintroduced Louisiana nonmigratory population. Despite its compromised flight ability, the chick fledged, reached independence, and lived until 13 months of age. Necropsy revealed a healed fracture near the left carpus likely resulting from trauma.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Wing abnormality in wild-hatched Whooping Crane (Grus americana) chick from the Louisiana nonmigratory population
Series title Journal of Wildlife Diseases
DOI 10.7589/2018-09-234
Volume 55
Issue 4
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher Wildlife Disease Association
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description 4 p.
First page 954
Last page 957
Country United States
State Louisiana