Lesson2 bird beak adaptations ppt

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					Bird Beak Adaptation Investigate
                 Adaptation
• A body part or behavior that helps living
  things.
              Hummingbird
• long hollow beaks that are used to probe
  flowers for nectar.
• Beak protects the tongue which sips the
  nectar.
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
  tough seeds
        Spoonbills and Pelicans
* have long, pouch-like beaks to scoop
                 fish.
      Flamingos and some ducks
• Bills acts like strainers to filter tiny plants and
  animals from water.
 Night hawks, whip-poor-wills, swifts,
           and swallows
• large, gaping mouths that act like nets to trap
  insects
• Can catch insects on the wing
                  Warblers
• *small, sharp, pointed beaks for picking
  insects from leaves, logs, and twigs.
                   Toucans
* very long, thick beaks for reaching out and
  plucking fruit from trees.

				
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