Match each beak to the food the bird eats - exercise

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Match each beak to the food the bird eats - exercise

  1. 1. Match each beak to the food the bird eats. A. Eagle - Short, strong beak with hooked upper jaw for tearing flesh.1. ____________ B. The cardinal uses its beak like a nutcracker to crack open nuts and seeds.2. ____________ C. Brown Creeper - Thin bill that curved downwards used to probe under the bark of trees for insects and spiders3. ____________ D. The heron uses its bill like a spear, stabbing fish, frogs and shellfish then lifting them out of the water before swallowing them.4. ____________ E. Curlew - Long, slender down-curved beak for probing the shoreline for worms and other invertebrates that lie buried in the sediments.5. ____________ F. Duck - Flat, sieve-like bill for catching fish and draining water.6. ____________ G. The woodpecker uses its beak like a drill to bore holes into bark of trees so that it can get at the insects.7. ____________ H. Spoonbill - Long flat bill with a tip like a spoon.8. ____________ I. Large bill with lower jaw longer than the upper. Skimmers use the lower jaw to scoop fish from the water.9. ____________ J. Pelican - Large bill with a stretchable pouch under it for holding fish caught underwater.10. ____________ K. Short, down-curved beak for separating mud and silt from shellfish and algae which it eats. The flamingo used its beak upside-down.11. ____________
  2. 2. L. The hummingbird used its bill like a straw, sticking it into flowers to sip on nectar. 12. ____________Key 1. C 2. H 3. L 4. B 5. K 6. A 7. F 8. D 9. E 10. I 11. G 12. J

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