This week’s patient is Morris the White Headed Pigeon.
Morris is a beautiful little pigeon who was brought into Currumbin Wildlife Hospital by a member of the public after sustaining injuries from flying into a window.
An X-ray revealed that Morris had fractured his clavicle on both sides of his body. To treat his injuries, Morris received pain relief medication, anti-inflammatory’s, fluids, warmth and nutritional support which will help him through his recovery.
Morris remained in the Wildlife Hospital for a period of 6 days before being discharged to stay with one of Wild Care’s carers for further rehabilitation and care. He is doing well in care and will soon return to the Hospital for some repeat x-rays and check up on his recovery and progress. Morris is expected to make a full recovery and will be soaring free in the wild again in no time.
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The white headed pigeon is native to the East Coast of Australia, preferring to inhabit tropical and sub-tropical rain-forests. They feed on fruits and seeds however strongly prefer eating from laurel trees such as the Camphor Laurel.
White headed pigeons are distinctively white from their head to their breast. The rest of their body is usually a dark-grey to black. Male pigeons have a green to purple sheen whilst females are often more grey-er.