bird flu=duck flu

Subject: bird flu=duck flu
From: John Gamblin <>
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2005 10:29:47 +1000 (EST)
I thought thee above might interest you Andrew, and most of the beaut folk on Birding-Aus.
Ooroo from a rain soaked JAG de olde Whag and five young magpies.

Andrew Taylor <> wrote:
On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 09:47:57AM +1000, Andrew Taylor wrote:
The current highly pathogenic H5N1 strain has been reported in wild ducks, geese, gulls, cormorants and a Peregrine.

Steven Ambrose pointed me to a current news story yesterday about h5N1
being detected in a sparrow in Thailand and I realized the above list is
misleading as its very incomplete. H5N1 also been reported in wild birds
in these groups: grebes, herons&egrets, eagles, storks, pigeons&doves,
drongos, crows&magpies and sparrows&munia. And I'm not saying this list
is complete either.

Its also been reported in captive flamingos and galliformes (quail, partridges, chickens, ...)


JAG totters off singing:
"Why do birds suddenly appear",
"Everytime, I am near,"
"Just like me, they long to be,"
"Close to you,"

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