A type of warbler, am not sure what kind. IF you know, please comment or share an email with me.
And yes, it was excruciatingly difficult to wrap this little girl's wing and body in tiny vet wrap (specially since my assistant's hands are not small, luckily mine are). Took me much practice over the years to be able to do this...geesh.
Its not hard to put too much tension on this kind of wrap for this size bird and impact their breathing. Air sacs on birds are all over and just under the skin. Have to make sure the medical care we give doesn't cause more harm.
This tiny one is doing just fine.
Injury is to the coracoid from hitting a window. She has some neurological issues, but is working through those fast. In a couple days, the wrap will come off and we will test flight. After that, she will have some flight time (exercise and PT) in the aviary, to get her strength and flexibility back.
Then its off to South America.
I am an avian rehabilitator who loves birds. I focus mainly on song, shore, and water birds. There are so many of these phenomenal and beautiful winged jewels on our planet, whom we often take for granted. Most impacts to birds are human related or caused, from windows to habitat loss to climate changes to cat predation. One third of our bird species in NA are in peril, by 2050 if not sooner it will be 50%. It will truly be a planetary loss as their extinctions continue to increase.