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2 ADAPTATIONS BIRD BEAKS

3 This power point presentation was created by Martha Corley and Rochelle Price for Carmichael Elementary. This power point presentation was created by Martha Corley and Rochelle Price for Carmichael Elementary.

4 Did you ever wonder why there are so many types of bird beaks or bills? The most important function of a bird bill is feeding. It is shaped according to what a bird eats. Did you ever wonder why there are so many types of bird beaks or bills? The most important function of a bird bill is feeding. It is shaped according to what a bird eats.

5 CONE SHAPED BILL

6 A cone shaped bill is found in many birds such as finches and grosbeaks. It is a strong beak used for cracking seeds. A cone shaped bill is found in many birds such as finches and grosbeaks. It is a strong beak used for cracking seeds.

7 POINTED BEAK

8 Thin, slender, pointed beaks are found mainly in insect eaters. They are used to pick insects off leaves, twigs, and bark. This warbler is a good example. Thin, slender, pointed beaks are found mainly in insect eaters. They are used to pick insects off leaves, twigs, and bark. This warbler is a good example.

9 CHISLED BEAK

10 Woodpeckers have strong beaks which taper to the tip, forming a chisel for pecking holes in trees for food or nests. Most feed on insects which live under the bark. Woodpeckers have strong beaks which taper to the tip, forming a chisel for pecking holes in trees for food or nests. Most feed on insects which live under the bark.

11 TUBULAR BILL

12 Hummingbirds have long, tubular bills that resemble straws, which they use to sip nectar from flowers. Hummingbirds have long, tubular bills that resemble straws, which they use to sip nectar from flowers.

13 TOOTH-LIKE BILL

14 Mergansers, specialized for eating fish, have sharp tooth-like structures on the edge of the bill to hold fish tightly. Mergansers, specialized for eating fish, have sharp tooth-like structures on the edge of the bill to hold fish tightly.

15 HOOKED BEAK

16 Hawks, owls, and other birds of prey which catch and kill live prey have sharp, “hooked” beaks. These are used to bite the skull or neck and also to tear the body into pieces small enough to swallow. Hawks, owls, and other birds of prey which catch and kill live prey have sharp, “hooked” beaks. These are used to bite the skull or neck and also to tear the body into pieces small enough to swallow.

17 FRINGED BILL

18 The edges of a Mallard’s bill are fringed to strain plants, seeds, and small animals from mud and water. The edges of a Mallard’s bill are fringed to strain plants, seeds, and small animals from mud and water.

19 Summary  The most important thing about bird’s beaks are they have adapted to correspond to the type of food the birds eat.  Beaks are conical, pointed, and chiseled.  Beaks are tubular, tooth-like, and hooked.  Beaks are even fringed.  But, the most important thing about bird’s beaks are they have adapted to correspond to the type of food the birds eat.


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