Mauve missing! – We need your help

Mauve, female red-billed chough, currently missing from the flock on sixteen. Photo by Liz Corry

Mauve, female red-billed chough, currently missing from the flock on sixteen

We are missing Mauve one of the adults at Sorel. She was last seen yesterday teatime at the aviary with the other fifteen choughs when the keeper called the group back for food. At this morning’s 07:30 check we only had 15 of the 16 choughs at the aviary. They have spent the last week foraging around Sorel and flying high, regularly returning to the aviary. Her absence this morning is therefore unusual.

For those of you living in Jersey please keep an eye (and ear) out for her. She no longer has a radio transmitter attached making the task of finding her trickier for the team. If you think you have spotted her please contact the team on 01534 869059 or email elizabeth.corry@durrell.org.

In the unfortunate event of finding a dead chough please place the body in a clean sealable container or plastic bag and contact the above or Durrell directly as soon as possible. Whilst it would be a blow to the project to lose a bird, we can gain a lot of useful inform from a post mortem.

But lets stay positive for now and assume she has just decided to investigate Jersey’s beautiful coastline.

Thank you for your assistance,

Liz Corry

 

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