[va-bird] Re: Flycatcher with a Warble

Lynda,

Could you further enlightend us on what a warble is and what the  
Cuterebra that infest it are?   Sounds interesting and something that  
bird banders ought to know about.

Those are certainly good photos of this growth....I would not have  
known what it was.


Barbara


On Jul 11, 2007, at 4:53 PM, Tom & Lynda Blair wrote:

> I saw this bird this morning and realized after I downloaded the  
> image that
> it had a Warble on the side of its' throat. I must confess this is  
> the first
> time I have ever seen a warble on a bird. Years ago, several of the  
> squirrel
> population on my property were infested with Cuterebra, but I  
> haven't seen
> any in at least 15 years on squirrels, and this is a first for  
> seeing one on
> a bird.
> Here are 2 images of the Flycatcher. Sorry for the poor quality.  
> (Plus the
> grossness factor) Warbles are the stuff of horror flicks... heh heh
> http://www.pbase.com/image/82083524
> Is this fairly common? And do any of you think this is survivable,  
> due to
> the location of the Warble? The bird was healthy and actually was  
> chasing
> another Flycatcher around, making it difficult for me to get a  
> picture of
> it. It was also calling, so I guess it's voice isn't affected.
> Thanks..
> Lynda Blair
> New Kent County
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