Feather Reference Card

I’ve worked hard to photograph a collection of healthy and B&F-affected feathers. We created this for wildlife carers and veterinary clinics to use as a guiding reference. Please contact us, and we will send you a high-resolution printable version of this card.

Source: L’Herpiniere, Kiara (2022). Beak and Feather Reference Card. figshare. Figure. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.24433018.v1


Find below the literature cited in the PBFD feather reference card and associated links to each:

[1] Australian Government, Department of the Environment (2015) Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease and other identified Threats to Australian threatened Parrots.

[2] Veterinary Systemic Pathology Center (2019) JPC Cockatoo Systematic Pathology Report, Integumentary System.

[3] Shane R. Raidal (2016) Avian Circovirus and Polyomavirus Diseases, Veterian Key

[4] Michael & Normal Henderson, The characteristics of psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD)

[5] Global Invasive Species Database (2022) Species profile: Beak and feather disease virus (BFDV).

[6] Ritchie B.W. (1995) Circoviridae, Avian Viruses: Function and Control, Wingers Publishing: Lake Worth.

[7] Government of South Australia, Department for Environment and Water, Beak and feather disease facts.

[8] Wildlife Health Australia (2020) Beak and feather disease virus in Australian birds.

[9] Amery-Gale J, Marenda MS, Owens J, Eden PA, Browning GF, Devlin JM (2017) A high prevalence of beak and feather disease virus in non-psittacine Australian birds. Journal of Medical Microbiology 66, 1005-1013.