Broken beak in butcher bird

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Broken beak in butcher bird

Hey guys, noticed this beak probelm on a local pied butcher bird. The guy is the friendlist out of the bunch (two adults, a junville) that live in my street. It dosn't seem to be sick or in ill health in any other way, but will only eat soft food when I experimented.

I would like to know if this is an identifiable problem (diease, smashed by a car e.t.c.) and if any steps should be taken or someone wants me to track his condition for science.

I don't think he is rare enough or ill enough to warrent being interfered with.

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If you can catch this bird, would be wise to get it checked for Psittacine beak and feather disease. Unfamiliar with Buthcher Birds, usually affects parrots and the like. If it is beak and feather, then it needs to be removed from the wild population to,prevent further spread.

The link below should have a wildlife rescue service, hopefully somewhere near you.

Wish the bird well, but from my experience I don't think it will be a good outcome, either left in the wild or taken into care.

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

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