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Collared Dove - damaged beak

Observed: 17th July 2013 By: pkd35
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Does anyone have any thoughts on what has happened here? It seems that the top part of the bird's beak has moved down to below the bottom section. It wasn't always the case as obviously the bird is fully grown. The poor thing was found dying this a.m. Is it a case of flying into something or a disease perhaps ? Thank you.

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Nasty!

Has the upper mandible been forced through the lower one, as it looks in the second photo? If so, presumably some kind of trauma.

J