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This is the new account I made after I forgot both the password and the e-mail to my old account I made back in 2010. :(
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I found a hoopoe(upupa epops) intwined deeply in the net someone has set up while exploring a forested area with a friend. He proposed that we should take it down and help the bird to which I inclined, then we proceeded to help the bird out of the net. He/she was entangled worst than we initially thought, so much that it looked as if a giant spider wrapped him/her in it's gosammer(spider silk), it took some time but we managed to disentangle it from the net only to find out it was injured and incapable of flight(atleast long range flight).
I placed the bird in my old hamster cage and took it to the vet the next day. They got few strands of net that was still intwined on the bird and gave me antibiotics and some other medicine to use on the bird twice daily. I then asked them about the birds diet since I am ignorant in terms of birds and had no idea what hoopoes ate(initially I was oblivious of the specie the said bird belonged to) they told me to give it bird pellets, I obliged. The bird refused food and water for two days straight until I woke up this morning and to my dismay, found it dying. I gave him/her water through the use of syringe(no needle in case you are wondering), and set out to find some insects as I've always suspected that's what it ate with no luck; the attempt was futile however as it died shortly after.
I buried him/her beneath the tree the same day. My intial plan was to nurse him/her for a week or two until it was strong enough to fly and release it. I've only found out later after some research that it eats insects. I'm still quite saddened by my imcompetence to take care of the bird, this could have been avoided if I did some research before. Well, crying about it won't resurrect him/her though; RIP whatever the hell I was going to call you.
The pic is not of the said bird but it's a hoopoe.