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Types of Beaks

Fish-Eater
Fish-Eater

Fish-eater. The beak of this black-crowned night heron is typical of fish-eating birds. It is long, strong, sharply pointed, and daggerlike in shape. Some fish-eating birds also have serrated beak edges, like saw blades, to grip their catch.

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Fruit-and nut-Eater
Fruit-and nut-Eater

Fruit-and nut-eater Parrots, such as this blue and yellow macaw, have powerful beaks with a sharp hook at the tip. They use their beaks to peel the thick skins off fruit and tear its sweet flesh into pieces, and to smash tough nuts apart.

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Meat-Eater
Meat-Eater

Meat-eater Owls and birds of prey, such as this golden eagle, have powerful, deeply hooked beaks. It is very strong with sharp cutting edges, to tear into prey and slice through skin or flesh.

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Nectar-Feeder
Nectar-Feeder

What would make hummingbirds turn up their beaks at feeder? Woman replaced her old feeder with an identical new one and bought some different nectar mix, and now she doesn’t have any action at the feeder.

Seed-Eater
Seed-Eater

The size of a bird's beak can help indicate the kind of seed or nut the bird is adapted to eat. For example, the smaller beak of an American Goldfinch is perfect for eating small seeds like thistle, while the larger beaks of the Cardinal or Rose-breasted Grosbeak (right) are good for eating large seeds like sunflower.