Nature Notes

June 7, 2010

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  1. […] Yellow-billed Magpies and West Nile Virus | Nature Notes […]

    Pingback by The Impact of Mosquitoes on World Health — June 7, 2010 @ 5:14 pm

  2. What a handsome bird! I love the photos.

    Comment by Hilke Breder — June 10, 2010 @ 11:21 am

  3. Thanks Hilke,

    Its a bird with a lot of attitude like a lot of the Jay family

    Comment by Harold — June 10, 2010 @ 10:54 pm

  4. I love Yellow-billed Magpies! I used to look forward to seeing them when driving between Los Angeles and the Bay Area, when I lived in California. Very sad about the effect of West Nile Virus on them; I wasn’t aware of that. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Felicia — June 11, 2010 @ 7:04 am

  5. […] Yellow-billed Magpies and West Nile Virus | Nature Notes […]

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  6. Thanks, Felicia

    Comment by Harold — June 14, 2010 @ 10:38 pm

  7. Birds carry West Nile virus. It was almost certainly a bird that brought the virus to New York in the summer of 1999, but no one knows for sure exactly how it happened. The bird may have been ill, or it may have been relatively healthy: some birds die from the infection while others are unaffected. In any case the bird was bitten by a mosquito while the virus was circulating in its bloodstream.`

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