Do They Fit The Bill?
|Insect eaters like flycatchers, warblers, thrushes and swallows have slender, pointed bills.|
|Seed eaters like grosbeaks, sparrows and finches have short, stout, cone-shaped bills.|
|Woodpeckers have strong, straight, chisel-like bills for drilling into wood to find grubs and insects.|
|Water strainers, like Mallards, have spoon-like bills with edges that strains food from the water.|
|Birds of Prey or "raptors" like eagles, hawks, owls and shrikes have strong, hooked beaks with sharp edges.|
|Red Crossbills have crossed bills to pry open cones and extract the seeds with their scoop-shaped tongue.|