Fw: pox

To: Bob Rusk <>
Subject: Fw: pox
From: Marg Peachey <>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 21:45:10 +1100
I have seen a lot of bird pox but only affecting white-winged choughs, magpies and currawongs.  

The bulbous foot lesion on the foot of the robin looks to me like the robin has thread around the foot and it has become infected, not necessarily pox.

The mistletoe bird eye ring is a mystery to me.  I don't think it is pox because I have never heard of it in these small birds.  Could it be that it is an older bird?  Both feet appear to be sswollen - perhaps arthritic joints??


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On 12/02/2012, at 21:17, Bob Rusk <> wrote:

A mate sent me photos of these birds with some sort of skin disease. Does anyone know or recognize the ailment? I can possibly get more photos and info if needed.

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