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Can you identify these birds by their beaks?
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A. Used to crack open seedsB. Used to tear meatC. Used to bore into trees for insectsD. Used to get nectar in flowersE. Used to strain plants and animals from waterF. Used to spear fishG. Used to catch and eat insectsH. A multipurpose bill used for fruit, seeds, insects, fish, and other animals
A. Seed eaters like sparrows and cardinals have short, thick conical bills for cracking seed.
H. Crows have a multi-purpose bill that allows them to eat fruit, seeds, insects, fish, & other animals.
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.
C. Woodpeckers have bills that are long & chisel-like for boring into wood to eat insects.
D. Hummingbird bills are long and slender for probing flowers for nectar.
B. Birds of prey like hawks and owls have sharp, curved bills for tearing meat.
F. Birds like herons & kingfishers have spear-like bills adapted for fishing.