Monday, July 9, 2007

So Many Kinds of Bird Beaks

Have you wondered why there are so many shapes and sizes of bird beaks? When we first began birding, one of the identifying characteristics was to determine whether the bird was seed-eating (with a rather chunky beak) or bug-eating (with a rather slender and pointed beak). But now I know there's a whole lot more going on than that!

The following website shows you the varieties of beaks and what kind of tool they resemble. The beak of a bird must be adaptive to the food it needs and it will also tell you what type of habitat the bird will be able to survive in. Visit site.

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