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Description Bird beak adaptations.
Date June 2007
Source Own work
Author L. Shyamal
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Species shown

  • Generalist: House Crow ( Corvus splendens)
  • Insect catching Stylized flycatcher based on Brown Flycatcher ( Muscicapa dauurica)
  • Grain eating Eurasian Bullfinch ( Pyrrhula pyrrhula)
  • Coniferous-seed eating: Red Crossbill ( Loxia curvirostra)
  • Nectar feeding: stylized Sunbird (based on Nectarinia)
  • Fruit eating: Keel-billed Toucan ( Ramphastos sulfuratus)
  • Chiseling: White-bellied Woodpecker ( Dryocopus javensis)
  • Dip netting: Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
  • Surface skimming: Black Skimmer ( Rynchops niger)
  • Scything: Pied Avocet ( Recurvirostra avosetta)
  • Probing: Ibisbill ( Ibidorhyncha struthersii)
  • Filter feeding: Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
  • Aerial fishing: White-throated Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis)
  • Pursuit fishing: Red-breasted Merganser female ( Mergus serrator)
  • Scavenging: Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture ( Cathartes burrovianus)
  • Raptorial: stylized based on Accipiter
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