HELP me please to save a little baby bird

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drindrin20
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HELP me please to save a little baby bird

Hello

Im looking for help
I found this poor baby fellow he cannot fly cause it seem still have his baby feathers and i would like to help him

Someone can help me with any information about this bird : what is he ? how can i feed him ....

Thanks in advance

soakes
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Try and find an avian vet ASAP. :-(

Maybe feed it some mushed up warm warms.  It is obviously a meat-eater.

- soakes

soakes
Olinda, Victoria, Australia

Lachlan
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Another option would be to ring Wires if you live in NSW. Here is the organisation's contact details page:

http://www.wires.org.au/contact-us/contact-info.html

If you live interstate, they have the names of some other relevant agencies listed too. 

The poor bird looks pretty stressed. Do you know what it is at all? Were there any parents around watching it that you could ID it by?

drindrin20
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Thanks for the information i m trying to have info from WIRES

he is stressed ;-( i dont know what he is, look like a small hawk but not sure

I was trying to find his parents nest but didnt, hopefully will find tomorow, now i give him water and bugs but didnt eat

drindrin20
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I know now its a kookaburra i m giving him water with a needle and small insect with tweezers ^^

if any more information ur  welcome

soakes
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How is it today?  I still think worms would be better than insects.

- soakes

soakes
Olinda, Victoria, Australia

Woko
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I'm interested to know who told you the bird is a kookaburra, drindrin. It looks more like an owl or raptor to me but I'm happy to be corrected. If it's a raptor then it's likely to be the weakest of a brood & has been ejected from the nest in order to ensure the survival of the strongest young one or ones. If this is the case then it needs to be humanely euthanized. Is there a large nest made from sticks & twigs near where you found the bird? If so, then the youngster may have fallen from there.

Dennis
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Hi Drindrin,

Just read this Post and am wondering how the chic is tonight & have you been able to confirm its ID. Hope all is ok.

Cheers. 

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Lachlan
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The pictures do look like those of a baby Koel on the internet. Wonder if it got rejected by the host parents? 

zosterops
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How is the bird doing? 

Araminta
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I would also say Baby Koel

M-L

al
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Because of the small size of the host parents nest, many cuckoos end up on the ground before they are ready for flight.

About 3 weeks ago I almost ran over a fan-tailed cuckoo fledgling when entering my carport.

I picked it up, examined and photographed it, then placed it into a nearby bush.

Within 2 minutes one host parent was feeding it, as you can see in the following photo.

richman

Definitely NOT a kookaburra. Koel looks right. Get some meal worms from the pet store. Most other insects would probably be good. There are lots of cicada's about and they are easy to catch.

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