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1 Can you identify these birds by their beaks?
Bird Basics Can you identify these birds by their beaks? T. Trimpe 2008

2 A. Used to crack open seeds B. Used to tear meat C
A. Used to crack open seeds B. Used to tear meat C. Used to bore into trees for insects D. Used to get nectar in flowers E. Used to strain plants and animals from water F. Used to spear fish G. Used to catch and eat insects H. A multipurpose bill used for fruit, seeds, insects, fish, and other animals #1 #2 #4 #3 #5 #6 #7 #8

3 H. Crows have a multi-purpose bill that allows them to eat fruit, seeds, insects, fish, & other animals. #1 #5 F. Birds like herons & kingfishers have spear-like bills adapted for fishing. #2 G. Insect eaters like warblers have thin, pointed bills. E. Some ducks have long, flat bills that strain small plants and animals from the water. #6 #7 D. Hummingbird bills are long and slender for probing flowers for nectar. #3 C. Woodpeckers have bills that are long & chisel-like for boring into wood to eat insects. #4 A. Seed eaters like sparrows and cardinals have short, thick conical bills for cracking seed. #8 B. Birds of prey like hawks and owls have sharp, curved bills for tearing meat.


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