Types Of Beak In Birds

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TYPES OF BEAKS IN BIRDS *All bird species have a beak formed by the elongation of bones of upper and lower jaws. Beaks are adapted to acquiring, handling and consuming the particular foods. A bird has no teeth, so its beak is very important to assist with feeding. A bird beak differs based on the birds place in its ecosystem. Birds have evolved different beak styles over the years so that they can better cope in their environments.…show more content…
*The beak of crow is cutting type Fig. 21.13 Cutting beak (crow) 4.Fruit-eating beak – *Fruit eating beak is sharp, massive, deeply hooked and extremely strong which is well adapted for gnawing. Ex- parrots A…show more content…
21.13 Fruit eating beak (A – parrot, B – hornbill) 5.Insectivorous beak – *Some species of birds rely on insects for sustenance. *These typically have relatively thin tweezer-like beaks that easily pick up and hold on to insects. *Warblers, wrens and orioles are well-known examples of insectivorous birds with this type of beak. Fig.21.14 Insect eating beaks 6.Wood-chiselling beaks – *Such type of beak is found in woodpeckers. The beak of woodpecker is elongated, straight and stout chisel-like which is used for drilling into the barks or wood for insect larvae or for construction of nest. The neck muscles are strong and skull bones are shock absorbent to bear the shock during drilling. Fig. 21.15 Wood chiseling beak

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