Bird Beak Adaptation Investigate
• A body part or behavior that helps living
• long hollow beaks that are used to probe
flowers for nectar.
• Beak protects the tongue which sips the
Curlews, godwits, kiwis, and snipes
• very long beaks that are used to probe for
worms, crustaceans, and other small creatures
in mud and water.
Cardinals, sparrows, grosbeaks, and
other finch-like birds
• very short conical beaks
• Beaks are very strong and can break open
Spoonbills and Pelicans
* have long, pouch-like beaks to scoop
Flamingos and some ducks
• Bills acts like strainers to filter tiny plants and
animals from water.
Night hawks, whip-poor-wills, swifts,
• large, gaping mouths that act like nets to trap
• Can catch insects on the wing
• *small, sharp, pointed beaks for picking
insects from leaves, logs, and twigs.
* very long, thick beaks for reaching out and
plucking fruit from trees.