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Dead birds from Fiumicino to Ardea, Rome, Italy. It’s a mystery

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It has been happening for about 3 weeks now . On the Roman coast there is a strange death of birds, from turtle doves to pigeons. In a period of pandemic, nothing can be underestimated, much less mysterious animal deaths.

“For some time we have been witnessing a really strange phenomenon – says Mario Russo D’Auria , president of the Progetto Futuro association, a hunter with breeding and cultivation experiences in Fiumicino -. We find turtle doves with no more energy, dying.

They do not have the strength to fly, they cannot get away from man when we approach the ground. It is not a natural behavior for turtledoves, far from it. And shortly after we find them dead on the ground. Those that mice or other animals that frequent the drainage canals do not take away with them “.

We are not talking about a single episode, nor about a limited number of victims, nor about a phenomenon that happened in a short time. “By now – explains Russo D’Auria – it has been happening for weeks . And I am available to the local health authorities if you ever want to investigate the situation ”.

In support of Mario Russo D’Auria’s worried statements, there are reports in the countryside between Ardea and Aprilia, a few kilometers south of Fiumicino. A sudden death of pigeons involved the whole area. A dozen in all, with findings quite distant from each other.

What is happening? Is it a natural phenomenon or should we worry? Are they toxic substances scattered on the land and therefore poisoning or viruses? For now the alarm has been raised, now it will be up to the authorities to clarify.

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Dozens of wild birds found dead, ‘reason unknown’, in Kuban, Russia

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In the center of Anapa, corpses of rooks were found, and in the Timashevsky district dozens of dead doves were found in the fields.

Anapa residents shot footage showing that dead birds are on the lawn near one of the health resorts on Pioneer Avenue. Some of them are still alive, but they have no eyes.

Users of the social networks where the video was published put forward versions of what happened. They suggest that the rooks died due to a dangerous infection, but this version was disproved by veterinarians.

“On the territory of Anapa, eight corpses of rooks were discovered. Veterinary specialists performed an autopsy and sampling for laboratory tests. According to the results of the autopsy, signs of the disease, common to humans and animals, have not been established. Samples for research were sent to GBU “Kropotkinsk regional veterinary laboratory”, – said the Anapa Veterinary Department.

The rest of the dead birds were taken out and destroyed. A similar case of mass death was recorded in another region of the region – in Timashevsky. Residents of the Leninsky farm found pigeons in a forest belt near agricultural fields. The number of dead birds exceeded several dozen.

“We seized all the flocks of birds and burned them. The place was covered with bleach. They buried everyone to a depth of 2.5 m. Volunteers, hunters and local men helped us, ”said Elena Gritsenko, deputy head of the Novoleninsky rural settlement.

In addition to dead pigeons, dead sparrows are still found in place. Local residents do not exclude that the birds were poisoned with poison, which is used to control rodents in the fields. Dead birds and wheat samples were sent to the laboratory for research. The results are not yet known.

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7,000+ birds killed due to avian flu in Bouake and Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, Africa

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Six more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in Cote D’Ivoire.
The outbreaks were clustered in two areas, three outbreaks in the centre of the country in Bouake, and three outbreaks in the south in Abidjan. The outbreaks were identified as H5N1 serotype.
Several species of poultry were affected, including ducks, chickens, pigeons and even doves. Both backyard and farm operations were affected.
4001 birds died across the six outbreaks, and the remaining 3398 susceptible birds on the premises were destroyed to prevent the disease spreading.
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