Did you ever bag woodcocks with anomalies?
Old injury on its left foot, the middle toe had no nail and the
outter toe was partly missing. 09/20/05 Michel Gélinas.
One white nail. Oct 17-2012. Courtesy: Jamie Lank. Nova Scotia.
One finger hooked. Courtesy: Guy Joyner
Phalanx amputated by shot? Courtesy: Pierre Marmen
Old injury nail cut by shot? . 11/07/1982 Michel Gélinas
Female adult. One-legged cut by a shot? Courtesy: A.Quintal
One shot under the skin. Michel Gélinas
Leg wound by shots. Abundance of blood and down stick.Michel Gélinas
Maybe fractured by lead and leg become fused. Michel Gélinas
Tarsus (leg) cut by a shot? Become fused. Courtesy: Linda Gallagher. Michigan
Edge eye of this american woodcock seems bare why?Michel Gélinas
Old injury. October 20-2008. This leg dried holds only by strips of flesh.
This w/c flew normally. Courtesy: Jacques Catellier.(Quebec)
I took this woodcock on 10/17/03 and noticed it's foot was off on an angle.
It also has missing nails, only 1 toe has a nail. I am unable to tell if it was caused
by shot or just a natural defect. Courtesy:Mr. Edward Alsteens. Michigan
It may have been caused by shot? Courtesy:Mr. Edward Alsteens. Michigan
I took this woodcock on friday 10/24/03 in Plainfield NY. Approx.wt. 175
Length of bill 7.25 cm (female) "central finger" (two phalanxes missing)
Courtesy: Mr. Joel Layaw. NY
Woodcock shot on December 31, 2008.Courtesy: Mr. Steve Pellessier. Louisiana.
I shot this bird in central Minnesota October 29th 2016. Adrian
Left leg broken in 3 different places, even with this handicap.
It did not stop this w/c run before flying !! oct 12-2014
Grands-Remous.Quebec Courtesy: Yannick Ganet,
This Woodcock has a ruptured ligament.
Mont-Laurier, Quebec sep-21-2015
Courtesy: Nicanor Fernandez
This bird appears to have been shot previously; with a shot
partially severing the leg.
Note the discoloration of the toes as the effect of the wound began to manifest itself.
The first thing I noticed about this bird was how thin it was. Obviously, the wound
was having an effect on its feeding activities.
Januay 4, 2012 Courtesy: Mr. Steve Pellessier. Louisiana
This bird appears to have had a broken leg,
possibly from having been shot previously,
that has healed. He appears to have been walking on the top of his foot and his nails
are much longer than normal from not contacting the ground. He appeared to have been
in good health otherwise. fall 2011.Ontario Canada. Courtesy: be2man
First phalanx wounded, it may have been caused by shot? Caked with mud. Michel Gelinas
Fall - 2013-10-26 Michel Gelinas
The anomaly on
the left member with the elbow on the inside at the tarso-metatarsal
is a fracture which could have been the result of a hunting injury. It is more than likely that
a pellet hit it there. Courtesy: Mr. Sandy Hiltz
Sprain with bone movement, followed deformation.
Massachusetts,18 October 2013. Courtesy: Shaun O'Connell
Secondary feather with white spot right wing. Michel Gelinas
A lot of white pigmentation on breast. Michel Gelinas
American woodcock with piebald-bellied, Nov 6, 2014
In northern NY State.Courtesy: Larry Giordano
American woodcock with white pigmentation. October 22-1990
Courtesy: Mr.Louis Normand. QC
October 8. 2006. Color seems to be all "bleached" out. Courtesy: Mr. Dennis Galau. Midland. MI,. USA
Oct. 16 2014 much lighter color that a normal bird. Courtesy: Mr. Dennis Galau. Midland. MI,. USA.
Wild dominant with limited white dot and
Courtesy: Mike campbell Location: western NY
Light colored woodcock. Courtesy: Dan McAuley.
16th of Oct 2013. In NewBrunswick ,Canada. Unusual feathers
Both wings had these white feathers on them,
and then on the back side of the neck.
Courtesy: Jim Liddicoat from Northern Wisconsin.- September 23 2012
Piebald woodcock. The bird was taken
In central New York state. Courtesy: Dave Kain.
Light colored woodcock. Courtesy: Dean Fries MN.
This bird was retrieved by one of my dogs in the spring of 2000. .
It was found under power lines. We all know Scolopax Minor
flies at low altitude in courtship. Her left wing was fractured. M. Gelinas
It found this w/c under power lines.
Probably in courtship this w/c.
He was not looking where he was flying. M.Gelinas
Woodcock unicorn. Courtesy: Denis Lefrançois. Quebec, Canada
The beak would not meet at the distal end. Courtesy: Mickey Finn. Michigan.
I was certainly surprised to find the shot lodged in the bird's beak.There was no indication of it from the outside and the beak seemed to close completely. Perhaps the soft lead wore with time and allowed for that. Courtesy: Jamie Lank from Nova Scotia
Michel Gelinas Courtesy:: Mr. Kelly Michigan
These two pics are similar and particular. They both have a pieces of wood stuck
in their breast to which I have no explanations. These two birds could fly no problem.
European woodcock - Scolopax Rusticola
This picture shows an anomaly on a European woodcock
having injury on top of her superior mandible.
Leg anomaly. Courtesy: Jeannot Brosset, Dordogne.
view. Underside views.
It may have been caused by shot? Courtesy: Gérard Souche. France
This bird had a foot fracture at one time. The
bones fused side by side, which gives it a position to the inside.
The middle finger of the right foot also endured an injury from a pellet. Courtesy: JEAN RENE
Supernumerary spur. Courtesy: Jfuente Spain.
Phalanx amputated by a shot? Courtesy: Sébastien GUILLEMOT:
Owner picture unknown.
Problem of central-finger, I have no explanation? Courtesy: Pat 64
Fingers are curled up. Photos The Woodcock Network.
Atrophied phalanxes. Courtesy: David.
Atrophied phalanxes. Courtesy: Jake. From Brittany.
Leg cut by a shot? Become fused.
Courtesy: Lolonne (Brittany) France
Weither on a American or Europeen woodcock, both have a very
particular feather which is call the "Painter's Feather"
On this picture, there is something wrong as there is two painter's feather. The painter's feather is called as such
because in the olden days in Europe, this feather was used to make fine touches on painting canvases.
On the American woodcock, this feather is smaller than its Europeen counterpart and doesn't have the same length
nor the same rigidity.Courtesy: scolopax
One-legged cut by a shot?
Right leg: Fracture and partial amputation of the N _ 2 finger. The crusting
that the wound is somewhat recent, 8 to 15 days. Left leg: Notice the important swelling
at the N_2 and N_4 fingers. The picture speaks for itself, the tarso-phalangeal joints were
obviously hit by pellets, causing one or multiple fractures to occur on the fingers
Central finger deformed. It may have been caused by shot?
Courtesy: Cyrille Reneleau Cyrille. France
An anterior wound located on the beak, probably caused by shotgun pellets.
Prognathism of lower mandible Prognathism of uper mandible
Europeen woodcock call Isabelle. Courtesy: Vicky 29 (Brittany) France.
Left wing had the 3 outermost primaries pure white and only 2 on the right side. The pins were white as were
a slightly different no. of covert feathers at the roots of the primaries. More white on left than on right.
Plus white painter's feather.Courtesy: M. Cathal McNaughton from:Ireland
Why Pie? Woodcock with white colour and white spot. This type of feathers is rarely in France. Courtesy: Serge Canadas
Picture of a Leucistic woodcock shot in Northern Ireland. Courtesy: Roly Widowmaker.
This bird was taken in the community of Haute Marne(France).
It had a wing shorter than the otherone. It had wing tip feathers
missing on the left side, nevertheless, it was flying just fine.
Courtesy: Philippe Raffy. France
The ''brevirost'' woodcock is a species mutation. This bird was taken in ''Landes'' on the 12
It weighed 290 grammes. For a woodcock to be considered ''brevirost'', its beak has to be 50 mm long.
Courtesy: Didier Batby. France.
Same woodcock two different colour on each wing. Courtesy: Philippe_Garlaschi
European woodcock, several white feathers on primary left wing.
Last Update: 2015-01-24