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Police Rescue Feathered Trespasser Perching on Subway Tracks in Queens

What to Know

  • Police rescued a young waterfowl perched on the subway tracks of the 7 train in Jackson Heights
  • The bird was a 1-year-old corcoran, which are common in New York Waterways
  • It was brought to the Wild Bird Fund

He's not the first odd bird seen on the subway, but he might be the most authentic. 

A young waterfowl was found perched on the 7 train tracks in Jackson Heights at about 1 p.m. Sunday, the NYPD said in a tweet. 

Two NYPD detectives rescued the bird from the Roosevelt Avenue station and delivered him to Animal Care Centers of NYC. 

The Animal Care Centers said the bird was a cormorant and about a year old. They named it Big Show and transferred it to the Wild Bird Fund. 

Animal Care Centers of NYC
The year-old cormorant was named Big Show.

Cormorants are common along New York's marine coastal areas, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. 

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