Injured bird need help identifying.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckins, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. duckins

    duckins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My friend found this bird this morn she called me thinking it was a duck but not sure its feet aren't webbed. Here's a pic will post more info but wanted to get this out. Her leg is broke.[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. duckins

    duckins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    More pics computer acting up. [​IMG] she has red eyes if this helps we live in southside va near nc border. I looked up crows buzzards etc. can't find anything like her.
     
  3. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's an American coot...an aquatic rail.

    Clint
     
  4. duckins

    duckins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you recommend I do with her.
     
  5. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Release it on a large pond, preferably with submerged aquatic plants. Birds can survive a broken leg on their own....I have often captured coots and ducks with only 1 leg, or a healed break....a better option than trying to care for a bird that is not easy to maintain, and it captivity would walk much more than would be good on the bad leg.

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  6. duckins

    duckins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My friend has a pond on the back of her property so that's what we'll do. Thank you.
     

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