Captivity can alter the wing shape of birds, reducing their chances of surviving after they are released into the wild

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Adult male orange-bellied parrot (Neophema chrysogaster) at Melaleuca on southwest Tasmania. (Credit: John Harrison / CC BY-SA 3.0)

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