|To:||Mark Clayton <>, "" <>|
|Subject:||Pied Currawong observation|
|From:||Roman Soroka via Canberrabirds <>|
|Date:||Sun, 11 Dec 2022 02:54:15 +0000|
Thank you Mark.
I am not sure that the beak will grow back. Comparing photographs of this bird taken in 2019 to those taken this year there is no significant change to the beak.
I think you are right about the inability to preen, she looks like a different bird for a few weeks when she has new feathers.
From: Canberrabirds <> on behalf of Mark Clayton via Canberrabirds <>
Sent: Sunday, December 11, 2022 11:49:59 AM
Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] Pied Currawong observation
I would think the beak is the result of an accident or something a bit more sinister on the part of a person with a dislike of currawongs. The female, despite the fact that she is raising a brood, looks very dishevelled and probably can't preen herself properly. From some species of birds with damaged beaks that I have handled while banding, it will eventually grow back but will probably take quite a while to do so.
On 11/12/2022 11:39 am, Roman Soroka via Canberrabirds wrote:
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