Avian flu responsible for thousands of dead wild birds in N.L.
By CBC NewsUncategorized Disease watch
Common murres, razorbills, gannets and great black-backed gulls have all been found dead.
Preliminary test results migratory seabirds that have been washing up by the thousands on Newfoundland’s Avalon and Burin peninsulas suggest the cause of death was avian flu, says the Canadian Wildlife Service.
The most common species being found is the common murre, according to Becky Whittam, the manager of wildlife and habitat assessment for the federal government division’s Atlantic region, but razorbills, gannets and great black-backed gulls are also dying.
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