Patient of the week: Marbled Godwit

Photo by Kelly BerryMarbled-Godwit

The Marbled Godwit is the largest of four godwit species — shorebirds with long bills used to probe for mollusks and aquatic worms.

One of our Los Angeles center’s new patients is this Marbled Godwit, found injured in Isla Vista, CA on February 9. The bird was found unable to stand and had blood on its face. Upon the godwit’s transfer to IBR on February 12, dried blood was found behind the left ear consistent with head trauma of unknown cause.

The good news is that this bird is now standing and receiving supportive care. We’ll keep you posted on its condition.

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