Unusual King Parrot

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Subject: Unusual King Parrot
From: "russ lamb" <>
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 11:11:18 +1000
A number of folk have proffered an opinion as to the cause of the yellow 
colouration in this bird, some on the description only, most after seeing a 
photo of the affected bird.Three possibilities have been put forward:
1.Mutation, pied or lutino
2.Nutritional deficiency
3.Beak & Feather disease (which apparently can cause liver problems and result 
in yellow colouration)

1 & 3 got the most votes with a number of folk going the "either/or " route. At 
the moment the bird appears healthy (which tends towards 1), but it could have 
the disease in an early stage , or be a carrier (tends towards 2).
  I'll pass the info onto my neighbour and suggest he keep an eye on the 
condition of the bird (he has been attracting it and other Kings in by 
spreading seed, and ,no, he isn't a birder).
I hope to be be able to see it myself soon.

Russ Lamb,Maleny, SEQ

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