Juvenile fledgling magpies from the Nowra region in rehabilitation with experienced carers showing sudden onset inappetence, lethargy and death. All animals being reported with heavy gape worm loads. Some animals appear to recover slowly from the lethargy and begin to gain weight again but die suddenly, while others experience sudden onset anorexia and weight loss before being found dead, despite supportive care.
This male nestling (weight 217g) bird was found on the ground in the middle of a street in Mosman, NSW.  Parents around, but rescuer concerned this bird would end up on the road again. The bird was euthanased.