Thursday, 22 October 2015

Damaged/Deformed Dunnock Dibber!

 I recently caught this first winter Dunnock with a damaged or deformed lower mandible.
It seemed to be coping well and had a weight of 21.8 gms. It is difficult to imagine how it might have lost the bill tip, so it might be a deformity. The upper mandible does seem to have grown a little longer and more curved at the tip than normal.

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