locked beaks and hissing
(potts point, sydney)
I feed grapes to rainbow lorikeets at the window of my apartment each day and love them. they always arrive in pairs but yesterday there were three including one I had never seen with no color in its beak.
suddenly there was a horrible hissing noise and one of them had locked beaks with the white beak and was forcing its head down. I was horrified and chased them away afraid the white beak might be killed. can anybody explain, is the white beak diseased, should I be worried.