THINGS SEEN IN THE BIRD DIVISION #3
posted March 13th, 2014
A dead Mute Swan died by the side of a road. Somebody picked it up and brought it to the Field Museum. Here it receives the royal treatment: Jason Weckstein and Ethan Gyllenhaal check it for ectoparasites. They found many. Jason (on the left) is one of the world's leading authorities on bird lice.