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Old Jul 26, 2008, 12:14 PM   #1
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how can you attract a female looking like this? this one has some serious blemishes.
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Old Jul 26, 2008, 12:16 PM   #2
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i don't know what this guy is doing but he just stood there for a minute or two with his beak open. anyone know if this is normal behavior and what that behavior signifies?


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Old Jul 26, 2008, 1:12 PM   #3
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i don't know what this guy is doing but he just stood there for a minute or two with his beak open.* anyone know if this is normal behavior and what that behavior signifies?
Summer in Florida = hot. Birds do not sweat - they pant to cool off, just as dogs do. It's a good bet that is what it is doing. The first one may be molting from his juvenile plumage - probably his situation will improve.
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Old Jul 26, 2008, 1:29 PM   #4
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thanks, penolta

i never knew that birds panted but i assumed it was something like that.

the teenager is certainly growing up but he sure looks grungy in the meantime!
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