Northwestern Crow with an elongated lower beak
Northwestern Crow with an elongated lower beak. It was captured as part of the beak deformity research project. Avian keratin disorder (AKD) is a disease characterized by debilitating beak overgrowth and other abnormalities of keratinized tissues. Affected birds have difficulty feeding and preening and may suffer high rates of mortality.
U.S. Geological Survey