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, 30 April 2018

Mystery illness strikes Perth's bird population, leaving experts baffled

Posted 10 Apr 2018, 10:24pm

A mystery illness is striking down birds across Perth, with experts no closer to knowing the cause.

Wildlife centres have been inundated with magpies, mudlarks, and ravens suffering from a form of paralysis that causes weakness in their legs and wings, poor responsiveness, and clenched feet leaving them unable to stand.

Helen Riley from Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Lesmurdie said she had seen 14 cases in the past few months.

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