Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease
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Help us map Melbourne's sick birds! Psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD) is a viral disease that can affect all parrots and cockatoos (Order Psittaciformes). I'm interested in understanding how this virus is spread among bird populations in the Melbourne region, and the first step in this process is identifying where the infected birds are. Can you help with this? If you see a wild bird that looks like it may have PBFD, please post a photograph of it along with information on where and when you saw it. Visible signs of PBFD infection include deformation of the beak, claws and feathers (see images). While PBFD is not transmissible to humans, please keep an appropriate distance from the birds you are observing or photographing in order to avoid stressing them. If you have any questions or just want to have a chat about the project, please get in contact by emailing MankyParrot@gmail.com.
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