[CT Birds] Mourning dove behaving oddly

wingsct at juno.com wingsct at juno.com
Mon Jul 30 07:08:22 EDT 2012

Sounds like a neuologic problem which could be caused by any of the following:
head trauma (e.g. hit by car, window strike), pesticide poisoning, West Nile Virus,parasites. Meredith SampsonOld Greenwich

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Tricia Reid <reidtri at gmail.com>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Mourning dove behaving oddly
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012 12:26:14 -0400

What could cause a mourning dove to run backwards, hop backwards, run in
circles (also sometimes backward) with an occasional one sided wing
flutter, interspersed with normal ground feeding behavior?

Tricia Reid
Mansfield Center
reidtri at gmail.com
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