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Susiesue

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Hi all, we've been visited for the last year by a beautiful black and white bird which we think is maybe a feral/homing/racing pigeon. (we've named Henry).

However, this last week we noticed that he looks as if he's been attacked as there are no feathers on his head - looks a bit like a turkey head. He's also not as tame as he has been. We don't think it would have been a cat as I'm sure he wouldn't have got away. Anyone got any ideas??
 

PYRTLE

Old Berkshire Boy
Not much I'm afraid. But here's some ideas.
Firstly, has it got a numbered or lettered ring around it's leg. If so then you may be able to trace it's owners.
Catch it and take it to a bird hospital, if one is near to hand. The head baldness sounds like a serious condition so wear disposable gloves as a precaution.
Just keep on feeding and providing fresh drinking water in the hope it will recover and fly off
 
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Susiesue

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Didn't realise birds moulted this late in the year so hopefully it may be just that. Don't suppose other birds would peck at its head?? Anyway thanks for advice
 

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