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Birds: Feather Maintenance

Feather of male Pavo cristatus (Indian peafowl)

Proper maintenance ensures that the feathers are kept in good condition between moults. Preening is the most important form of maintenance and a bird will spend quite a large proportion of its day pulling feathers through the tip of its … Continue reading

29. September 2011 by admin
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