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Last Updated: Thursday May 06 2010 14:57 GMT

In pics: Birds go beak to beak for sporting challenge

Cockatoo

Get your skates on! A cockatoo tries his claws at rollerskating as part of a bizarre sports competition for exotic birds.

Parrot

The Birds' Sports Meeting, held in China, saw birds go beak to beak in athletics and basketball.

Parrot

This heavyweight proved that he was at beak fitness in the power lifting event.

Cockatoo

Who needs wings? This cockatoo shows that flying is not the only way to travel!

Cockatoo

Watch out Rooney, this feathered friend demonstrates his football skills!