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Red-shouldered Hawk #17-1097

On May 23, a Red-shouldered Hawk baby was transferred to the Center from a small animal hospital after the young bird was separated from its parents.

Upon completion of a physical exam, an eye exam, and radiographs, the veterinary staff determined that hawk #17-1097 was healthy. Surprisingly, the baby bird tested positive for lead; the levels are low enough that it should not affect the bird’s prognosis or recovery.

from Wildlife Center of Virginia RSS http://wildlifecenter.org/critter-corner/current-patients/red-shouldered-hawk-17-1097
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