Aerokid From Belgium, joined Jun 2000, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 730 times:
I don't think it has anything to do with bird strikes (in contrast with the picture's comment). Even if a bird would avoid an aircraft because of the color of the nose, I don't think it would have time enough to even see the colored nose, let alone it would be able to avoid the aircraft.
IMO the aircraft suffered radome damage and AF didn't had a spare available so they borrowed one from another company, which was already (partly) painted.