Unfeathered forehead

In a previous post I had mentioned Phinny’s forehead was looking quite bare.

He lost his feathers above his cere quite suddenly.  In fact, the morning I noticed, my first thought was that he had been in a terrible fight, but then I realised he had spent the night in his cage on his own & not even he, Mr Trouble himself, could manage to fight on his lonesome.  So the missing clump of feathers, as alarming as they looked, must simply be due to a moult.

Over the following days, his forehead looked rough.  Very rough.  Poor boy.  But then the pin feathers started coming through & he returned to being his usual handsome, troublesome self.

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