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9 October 2019 Wing Abnormality in a Wild-Hatched Whooping Crane (Grus americana) Chick from the Nonmigratory Population in Louisiana, USA
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We describe a wing abnormality in a wild-hatched Whooping Crane (Grus americana) chick from the reintroduced Louisiana, US nonmigratory population. Despite its seemingly compromised flight ability, the chick fledged, reached independence, and lived until 13 mo of age. Necropsy revealed an axial malunion near the left carpus likely resulting from trauma.

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Phillip L. Vasseur, Sara E. Zimorski, Eva K. Szyszkoski, James M. LaCour, Julia S. Lankton, and L. Abbigail Granger "Wing Abnormality in a Wild-Hatched Whooping Crane (Grus americana) Chick from the Nonmigratory Population in Louisiana, USA," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 55(4), 954-957, (9 October 2019). https://doi.org/10.7589/2018-09-234
Received: 28 September 2018; Accepted: 27 February 2019; Published: 9 October 2019
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