2014 Bird Adaptations

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Published on March 19, 2014

Author: jhyman

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Envirothon 2014 Bird Adaptations

Bird Adaptations: Beaks and Feet

Beaks

Clues: -good for breaking seeds apart -short, thick, cone-shaped bill -sparrows, cardinals

cracker

Clues: -sharp, curved bills for tearing meat -found on birds of prey -hawks, owls

shredder

Clues: -long bills that can bore into wood to eat insects -woodpeckers

chisel

Clues: -long and slender for getting nectar from flowers -hummingbird

probe

Clues: -long, flat bill that separates small plants and animals from the water -Ducks, Canada Goose

strainer

Clues: -sharp, long, pointed beak used for fishing -herons and kingfishers

spear

Clues: -thin, pointed bill for eating insects -warblers

tweezer

Clues: -multi-purpose bill that allows birds to eat fruit, seeds, insects, fish, and other animals -crows

Swiss Army Knife

Feet

Clues: -large, curved claws used to snatch fish from the water -raptors, osprey

grasping

Clues: -used to scrape the soil for food -has nail-like toes -pheasants

scratching

Clues: -used like paddles by water birds -ducks and Canada Geese

swimming

Clues: -long back toe to grab a branch tightly -robins

perching

Clues: -3 toes, rather than 4 for faster movement -flat foot -no back obstruction

running

Clues: -2 hind toes enable bird to move up a tree without falling backward -good for balancing -woodpecker

climbing

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