Out of 33 Pileated Woodpeckers (Dryocopus pileatus) captured and fitted with radio-transmitters, 12 were later found dead. Three carcasses were recovered and submitted for necropsy. One bird had large pale foci in multiple muscles. Microscopically, skeletal muscle in all three had evidence of severe coagulative necrosis, consistent with capture myopathy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Wildlife Diseases|
|State||Published - 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics