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Kakapo season 2019.

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Pertinax, 26 Jan 2019.

  1. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    Some news from the Facebook-page of Kakapo Recovery :

    Kākāpō Recovery·
    Some good news: the four chicks we pulled off Anchor don't appear to have aspergillosis! This means all cases so far have only been in birds on Whenua Hou.

    We've decided to pull all the chicks on Whenua Hou who hadn't already fledged from their nests for handrearing to held reduce the risk of aspergillosis for both these chicks and their mothers.
     
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  2. Pertinax

    Pertinax Well-Known Member

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    Any ideas as to why aspergillosis has suddenly become a problem this breeding season? Its never been mentioned in previous years afaik.
     
  3. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    No. Birds have died from it before (2012 I think, from memory, at least), but all the articles I've seen for this current situation make it clear that they have no clue what is going on.
     
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    It is a big - and another - landmark for bird conservation.