Grey-faced Buzzard recovers from injury in Okinawa

Grey-faced Buzzard recovers from injury in Okinawa

After recovering from injury, a chick of the Grey-faced Buzzard fluttered her wings at the Okinawa Prefectural Ishigaki Youth House on April 6.

April 7, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

An injured chick of the Grey-faced Buzzard has taken flight again after being in the care of Okinawa Prefectural Ishigaki Youth House. The bird flew vigorously toward the sky when staff released it on April 6.

This February, an Ishigaki citizen found the bird at a roadside ditch in Ishigaki City. Part of the bird’s leg was badly hurt.

After receiving medical treatment, the bird underwent rehabilitation. She recovered so well that she could feed herself. The chick is female. She is 44 centimeters long and weighs 405 grams.

When she was found, she couldn’t even catch things in her mouth.

Kiyotaka Sano of the Youth House said, “I am glad the bird recovered from injury. The power of nature to heal itself is great. I hope I can see her again.”

(English translation by T&CT)
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