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The head is almost just the skull but the bird was healthy, actively stalking and flying strongly. Normally chocolate coloured feathers would have covered the head.
Urban residential area.
I have seen such birds elsewhere too: https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/20... https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/27... During my research days, there was this very aggressive crow that had learnt to snatch discarded pesticide-treated animals...it was bald. Such is NOT the case here. Adding some notes on Baldness in Birds: Cause, partial moulting, mites, injury, poor nutrition, pollution, genetics even OVER-preening by mate...all may be reasons. http://bioacoustics.cse.unsw.edu.au/bird... https://www.thespruce.com/bald-birds-386...