What’s behind the sudden rise of ‘broken wings’?

Broken wings are the name given to a group of winged, birdlike creatures found in tropical and subtropical regions, including Africa, Australia, and South America.

While most are found in temperate climates, they have been observed in tropical regions, where they can live up to 25 years.

“The first documented case of broken wing was recorded in South Africa, in 1957, by a Dutch scientist named Thomas Dampier, who observed the occurrence of birds with a long, curved, wing-like appendage that were completely covered by a thick, yellowish-white, black-to-white coat of feathers,” explained Dr. Jörg Körner, an avian veterinarian and curator at the Museo de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City.

The phenomenon of broken wings was first described in the early 1900s by Swedish aviator Alfred Lindholm, who saw birds flying with their wing tips cut off and the wings broken off, or torn, while flying over Lake Superior in Minnesota.

He was the first person to report the phenomenon, but the description did not make it into any textbooks.

But in 1964, Swedish aviatrist Oskar Lange described birds with broken wings, and in 1965, the first documented cases were found in a bird’s nest in Spain.

Today, the most common occurrence of broken-wing birds in the world is in Brazil, where the number of reported cases has nearly doubled in the last 20 years, from approximately 100 cases in 1980 to more than 1,500 cases in 2016.

A recent report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) also reported a jump in the number and frequency of reported broken-wings in Brazil and other regions.

What causes broken wings?

The cause of broken legs is unknown, but broken wings are not caused by an injury to the leg itself, which is caused by a trauma to the bone.

Scientists have long suspected that broken legs result from trauma to an animal’s skin, and the presence of a torn wing patch is often associated with injuries to the skin.

In a study published in the journal Science in 2012, Dr. Dampir reported that broken wing patches in a group, which included both male and female birds, were found to be more common in the birds of a species known as the bumblebee (Bombus terrestris), and more common than other bird species, including other insects and birds.

He also noted that broken wings appear to occur in about 5 percent of the population of bird species he studied, and about 20 percent of them have broken wings.

“The evidence suggests that the broken wing patch may be a result of injury of the skin to the underlying structure, and possibly the bone itself,” Dr. Körning said.

As broken wings become more common, more veterinarians are becoming aware of the problem and trying to diagnose the cause of the condition.

Dr. Gabor Schieber, a veterinarian at the University of Copenhagen, who was not involved in the new study, said that broken leg injuries in animals are rarely caused by the use of pesticides or antibiotics, and that broken limbs and wings may be more often caused by stress or disease.

“It’s not necessarily that the bird has broken their wing, it’s that they are being stressed,” he said.

Dr. Schiebers team of veterinarians conducted experiments to find out what caused broken wings in bumblebees and other birds, and found that broken-leg injuries were often caused not by chemicals, but by stress.

While the cause is not yet understood, Dr Schiebers team found that the stress could cause an increase in growth hormone levels in the body, leading to an increased rate of the abnormal growth hormone called growth hormone-releasing hormone.

And while the exact cause of breaking wings in birds is still unknown, Dr Körners study suggested that stress was the main factor, although it is possible that the abnormal hormone levels could be the result of an underlying disease.

What can be done to reduce broken wings and break-wings?

Dr. Köner said that there are many steps a bird can take to prevent breaking wings, including practicing hand hygiene, wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants, avoiding contact with broken limbs, and using products with natural antimicrobial properties, such as lanolin, to help prevent infection.

Dr Köning, however, said it is important to have an understanding of what is causing broken wings first, before any action can be taken.

“When it comes to bird injuries, you have to understand the cause first before you can tackle the prevention,” he explained.

Dr. Damping, meanwhile, said there is a lot more work to be done before bird health is taken seriously in the veterinary community.

“For me, the only thing I can really say is that it is really important to do something, because the condition of broken