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