Cracking, drilling, catching, sipping… these specialized mouthparts do a LOT!
A bird’s beak is one of its greatest assets and its most useful tool. Each species has just what it needs to feed itself and its young, and some species even have other adaptations linked to their beaks, like building a nest or getting rid of excess salt.
Below is a screenshot from a very useful webpage simply entitled, Bird Beaks.
I encourage you to click the pic to see all 8 types of beaks!
Can you guess how each of the dozen beaks BELOW is used?
After making your guesses, click the pic or this link to Bird Adaptations and on THAT page, hover over each pic to see an explanation!
DK Find Out!
15 Birds with Unbelievable Beaks
NetLinks Lesson Plan for grades 3-5
Activity: Bird Beak Buffet
Reading A-Z book & lesson
Bird Beak Lab
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