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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

      Here is a short article with advice for what to do if you find a baby bird or one that appears to be sick or injured. Bird rescue article Please feel free to post here if you have questions or need more help.

Help with 2 birds. One is most likely an unlisted SeaWorld bird...

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I went to Sea World (San Diego, Ca) today (11-13-2017) with my son. Saw this bird. It's most likely an exhibit bird, but it was in the flamingo exhibit and was not listed as suppose to be there. There were also Wild Northern Pintails, Great Blue Herons, and Snowy Egrets. I'm thinking Common Crane, but none of the pictures I could locate showed the large tuffted main that travels from the brow to the base of the neck.


Thanks for the help!!!!

Common Crane 2??Common Crane???


The next bird is from a from nearby Seaworld in the bay. It was taken a few weeks ago. There were multiple together. Is this a Clark's or Western? It looks like it has a little less black on the face.





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The first birds are Demoiselle Cranes, Anthropoides virgo. The grebe appears to be a Western -- this time of year, the face patterns often approach each other. But the bill color is greenish, which indicates Western.

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