General birdwatching discussion, help with bird identification, and all other things relating to wild birds and birding in NZ that don't fit in one of the other forums.
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Hi, I have a garden full of Tui chicks at the moment and there are 2 that seem to have a weird growth coming out from under their beaks, I have attached photos, and another one seems to have some sort of eye deformity, does anyone know what might be causing these problems? I have had Tuis breeding in my garden in Palmerston North for many years and have never seen anything like this in previous years. I do have more photos.
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I think that the first two photos show tuis that have sublingual oral fistulas. I don't know what's wrong with the third one.
what in god's name is a folly tomo
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