RFI: Silvereyes with overgrown bills

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Subject: RFI: Silvereyes with overgrown bills
From: John Graff <>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 11:39:51 +0800
Hi everyone,

I'm posting this on behalf of Rose Ferrell and the Lower South West Bird Group. 
See forwarded message below - does anyone have any information about what could 
cause this? I can provide a photo if anyone is interested

Location is south-west WA

Thanks in advance,
John Graff

Perth, WA

> Hi Erica, John & Robyn,
> The lower south west bird group outing last month took us to a private
> farming property. The owner has several feeders, and pointed out to us
> the silvereyes. Several had deformed beaks. At least two were long and
> decurved, and several others seemed longer than usual, but more or less
> straight.
> We are seeking information about this. I am hoping you may be able to help by 
> forwarding this to BAWA / other
> appropriate people so we can get some information about this condition.
> The landowner wants to know if he should stop feeding them rolled oats /
> other in his feeder.
> I would be grateful for any information you can send!
> Thanks for your help,
> Warm regards,
> Rose Ferrell
> (Lower South West Bird Group)

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