As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Sparrow appears to revive unconscious comrade with 'CPR'


By Ben Hooper     |   June 3, 2016 at 10:14 AM

VIJAYAWADA, India, June 3 (UPI) -- A sparrow in India was caught on camera appearing to give CPR to a distressed cohort and the brave bird was successful in reviving the seemingly deceased avian.

The video, recorded May 24 in Vijayawada, shows a sparrow standing over a second sparrow that appears to be dead or unconscious on a business' front stoop.

The panicked sparrow gives the unconscious bird what appears to be the avian version of CPR, complete with chest compressions and beak-to-beak resuscitation.

The seemingly departed sparrow then wakes up, revealing it is still alive, and flies away with its rescuer.


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