Strong circumstantial evidence for ethanol toxicosis in Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum)

  title={Strong circumstantial evidence for ethanol toxicosis in Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum)},
  author={H. Kinde and Eileen Foate and Emily S. Beeler and Fransisco. A. Uzal and Janet Moore and R. Poppenga},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
  • H. Kinde, Eileen Foate, +3 authors R. Poppenga
  • Published 2012
  • Biology
  • Journal of Ornithology
  • Several flocks of Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) were found dead after colliding with solid objects such as picture windows, plexiglass, and fences. Necropsy examination revealed that all birds had engorged themselves with over-ripe berries of the Brazilian Pepper Tree (Schinus terebinthifolius) and had hemorrhages in the breast muscles and the coelomic cavity due to hepatic rupture. Microscopic examination of tissues revealed no underlying pathological conditions. Ethanol was detected at… CONTINUE READING
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