View Full Version : Papilloma in Chaffinches

18th February 2017, 02:02 PM
The local population seems to have the Papilloma virus and there is a significant number of birds with deformed feet. (Also a greater proportion that are infection free.)

Keeping the feeders clean, but there's one bird started visiting that only ground feeds on the lawn and appears to be unable to use either foot, therefore is sort of wing walking..... the bird looks healthy until it moves.

Is it a nationwide endemic now or is it still localised? I've also not seen it in any other species here.

David M
18th February 2017, 03:53 PM
There's infected Chaffinch in Cheshire and Staffordshire.