Re allopreening: strangely I have only ever observed this among some
critically endangered Bali Myna at the Hong Kong Aviary:

  http://suan-yong.com/hong-kong.php?s=Aviary&k=21442

What I found more fascinating than the allopreening was that the bird on
the left had the muscular dexterity to lift those neck feathers in that way.

Suan

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