Love’s loser turns cupid

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A LOVELORN bird at Edinburgh Zoo has taken to helping other bird couples build their nests.

The lonely Bleeding Hearted Pigeon – so called because of the characteristic red patch of feathers that resembles a wound – has been unable to find a mate.

Bird keeper Sean Meechan said: “He has been with us since February 2006 and is looking to woo that special someone.

“He has been a busy body – but in a nice way, trying to help the other bird pairs build nests, although his contributions aren’t always accepted.”