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Ruby-throated Hummingbird #17-0557

On April 21, a Ruby-throated Hummingbird was admitted to the Center as patient #17-0557 after being found in a driveway in Natural Bridge.  It is suspected that this bird flew into a window. 

Upon examination by our veterinary team, the bird was bright, alert, responsive, and in good body condition.  This bird is able to flap his wings, but not able to fly.  No other abnormalities were noted on physical exam, or radiographs.  Potentially, this bird suffered a musculoskeletal injury or spinal/nerve damage after flying into the window. 

from Wildlife Center of Virginia RSS http://wildlifecenter.org/critter-corner/current-patients/ruby-throated-hummingbird-17-0557
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