lifted wings

My apparently healthy male budgie keeps sitting with his wings lifted away from his body. He flies well, eats well, and does not seem to be uncomfortable in any way. Could this be normal display behavior? I rescue birds so I don't know his complete history but he's been healthy for at least two years, and his a very dominant male.

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Sep 19, 2008
Budgie lifting wings
by: The Vet

This is often done when they are too hot. It could also be a display behavior. Does he breath heavily after flying or have a tail bob? Have you had him examined by an avian veterinarian in the last year? Birds should have annual well-bird check ups.

Dr B

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