Bird beaks (teach)

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Bird beaks (teach)

  1. 1. Bird beaksare adapted tothe food the bird eats.by Moira Whitehouse PhD
  2. 2. Theshape ofthe bird’sbeakdependson whatit eats.
  3. 3. Robins primarilyeat worms buried inthe soil or grass. Their beaks are shaped to allow it to dig in the grass and pick up worms
  4. 4. Sparrows primarilyeat seeds.Their short, pointed,but powerful beaksare adapted to pickup and grind smallseeds.
  5. 5. A woodpecker It has strong, pointed beak thatmainly eat insects it uses to drill into bark to findin the bark of insects. It has a very longtrees. tonguewith a glue-like substance on the tip for catching the insects.
  6. 6. A kind of shallow waterduck feeds along thesurface of the water ortips headfirst into thewater to graze on plantsthat live in the water.They also forage on landfor seeds and insects.These ducks have flat,broad bills that scoopup water plants. Theirbill has rows of notchesto help the duck grip itsfood so that it does notslip off.
  7. 7. The hummingbird has a long pointed beakwhich he uses like a straw to suck nectar outof a flower.
  8. 8. Birds of prey use their strong curved beaks tocatch their prey and tear it apart.
  9. 9. Birds do not have teeth.However, they do have beaks that allowthem to get food and/or to tear it up, crack itopen or grind it up.Since all birds do not eat the same kind offood, each species has a special beak that isadapted to getting and eating the kind offood they most often eat.

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