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American Goldfinch

Spinus tristis

Description:

This guy had severe scarring on his right eye, and I think this may be from mycoplasmal conjunctivitis.



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10 Comments

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Thanks, Sarala!

nice

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

I'm glad I could help, Debra! :)

DebraKuonMerchant
DebraKuonMerchant 6 years ago

Thank you for the information, it is helpful.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Thanks for the confirmation, Keith! Yes, I've seen some terrible cases in House Finches.

keithp2012
keithp2012 6 years ago

Sounds about right, house and purple finches also suffer from this

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Hi Debra! I'm not sure. I know it is very common in House Finches, and I've not seen it in Goldfinches until now. I think I also saw an injury like this on a Tufted Titmouse.

DebraKuonMerchant
DebraKuonMerchant 6 years ago

Is this common in goldfinch? I saw one on Saturday whose right eye was identical to this.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

I know, thank you for the sympathy, Yuko. It surprisingly was doing quite well for being blind in one eye.

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 6 years ago

Poor little thing.... :-(

Jacob Gorneau
Spotted by
Jacob Gorneau

New York, USA

Lat: 42.34, Long: -74.00

Spotted on Jan 28, 2013
Submitted on Feb 9, 2013

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