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Bird 'powder' explained

Postby Pajarita » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:13 am

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Re: Bird 'powder' explained

Postby Rmoses » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:04 am

Do all parrots have this or just certain ones?
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Re: Bird 'powder' explained

Postby Pajarita » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:03 pm

As far as I know, all parrots have them to the point that the psittaformes are considered an order of aves that has more powder down than others [with columbines -pigeon and pigeon-like birds- being the other one] BUT some species have more than others - thus the so called: 'powder birds': cockatoos, cockatiels, African greys. More on the subject here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_feather#Powder_down
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