Question About unidentified "thing" on african grey's head


I was petting my african grey on the head when I realized that i felt something strange by the nape of his neck. I combed through his feathers and it feels like a small white sholace type feel with a black tip. It seems to be attached beneath his skin. Is this normal?

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Aug 26, 2011
Unusual black tip on bird
by: The Avian Vet

As best I can tell it looks like a new feather coming in. Just in case it is something else, you should have it looked at by an avian veterinarian.

Dr B

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