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Headless body of bird

Posted by paulsiu 5a (My Page) on
Wed, May 9, 12 at 2:46

While loading my feeder this afternoon, I notice the body of a bird. I was trying to see if perhaps the bird had gotten sick. I notice the body was intact but the head was missing.

This is rather odd. Typically when a hawk takes a bird, all I usually find is a pair of wings. What kind of animal would just takes off the head?

Paul


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RE: Headless body of bird

Could have been a window strike that a Coon found?


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RE: Headless body of bird

Owls do that. Evidently the head is the best part.


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RE: Headless body of bird

It was far from the window. I have never seen an owl here, but they are probably hard to spot. In any case, the body disappeared overnight, probably eaten by a opossum or raccoon.

Paul


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RE: Headless body of bird

I just had the same thing happened to me. I'm sitting in my backyard then all of a sudden I hear a bang right next to my head. I just thought a bird hit my sliding window, which is not uncommon. I reach down to help the little guy up only to discover it had no head. At first I thought it was decapitated from the impact. Then I realized the bird was some predators meal.
I've seen a lot of hawks but never any owls in my area. I've only heard any owl once in my area.
This Happened at about 2pm. It was pretty crazy.


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RE: Headless body of bird

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 27, 12 at 9:58

Crows, jays, and grackles often prey on smaller birds, decapitate them, and (gulp) dine on the brains.

Al


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