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Patient of the Week: Common Poorwill

This Common Poorwill was brought into Tucson Wildlife Center after being spotted on the ground and unable to fly away. It’s common to find poorwills and birds similar to them (nighthawks and nightjars) on the ground as they commonly nest in open brush areas. Upon arrival to TWC, this patient was diagnosed with subcutaneous emphysema…

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