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Mysterious Illness Infecting Songbirds; PGC Recommends Removing Feeders and Baths

A mysterious disease is causing the deaths of songbirds in Southeast Pennsylvania and parts of the United States including Washington D.C., and until officials can determine what is causing it, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is recommending people remove bird feeders and baths from their property.

According to the game commission, the unknown condition has been reported in 27 Pennsylvania counties. Species affected so far are blue jays, European starling, common grackle, American robin, Northern cardinal, house finch, house sparrow, Eastern bluebird, red-bellied woodpecker, Carolina chickade...


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