ADAPTATION. Isma M. Shaff. Definition. An adaptation is a trait that makes an animal suited to its environment. It can be:. Structural adaptations. Behavioral adaptations. Structural adaptations. Structural adaptations are physical traits of an organism. Examples:. Shape.
Isma M. Shaff
An adaptation is a trait that makes an animal suited to its environment.
flat and wide at the base
sharp, "hooked" beaks
A cone shaped bill
Thin, slender beaks
A tubular bills
strong beaks which taper to the tip,
A sharp tooth-like structures on the edge
Types of Claws in Birds
Cursorial or running feet. e.g., Bustards, Cassowary, Ostrich.Perching feet. e.g., sparrows, crows, bulbuls.Scratching feet. e.g., fowls, quails, pheasants.Raptorial feet. e.g., eagles, kites, vultures, owls, etc.Wading feet. e.g., Herons, Jacana.Swimming feet. e.g., ducks, pelican, cormorant.Climbing feet. e.g., parrots and woodpeckers.Clinging feet. e.g., swifts, and humming-birds.