I recently had to remove all my feeders after observing a Pine Siskin with
what may have been trichomoniasis - feeding strictly on the ground, very
swollen appearance, difficulty swallowing, remaining put when other birds
dispersed.  This caused me to wonder if these diseases - conjunctivitis,
trichomoniasis and salmonellosis - are confined to the Fringillidae family.
I never read about instances in any other feeder birds, such as titmice,
chickadees, and nuthatches.
Any thoughts or information appreciated,
Mona Bearor
Stuart's Draft Hwy, Staunton, VA


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