Bird with weird beak

by todd dwyer
(santa clara, CA)

there's this bird that comes to our bird feeder with a really weird beak like, the top part of the beak is chopped off, but the bottom part of the beak is full (we live in the

bay area in California).

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Sep 15, 2014
We had one too... NEW
by: Rosemary

A few years ago, a woodpecker sat on our back porch near the feeder. He wasn't a seed eater so he sat forlorn. his upper beak had been broken off to a stub;leaving his bottom beak protruding and him starving. I wanted to help. I saw him eying the dry cat food and finally watched him struggle to eat it. He dug in his lower beak and then flipped the food into his open mouth. He got quite good at it. I began leaving him his own dish,( He preferred whiskers) and by the end of the winter his upper beak had grown back, crooked. but likely usable.
Bye Bye Birdie. Rosemary

Sep 14, 2014
bird with weird beak NEW
by: Brook

Hi, are you sure the top part of the beak isn't curved to the side and downward, overlapping the bottom so that it isn't as visible?

Sep 13, 2014
Interesting...
by: Susan

Can you give a bit more description of the bird , re size, colouring.

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