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Ocean City, MD, USA
When I downloaded my pics and saw that this Finch had no upper beak, I did some reading about it–but I found it confusing as to whether it will grow back or not. The Finch was at my feeder and seemed healthy.
House Finch miss missing upper beak
Hi, if a bird breaks its beak, I don’t believe that it is able to regrow. If you are worried about the finch, you can contact a local wildlife rehabilitator; they may be able to take it in.
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