Kacey Kai is coming to our classroom today to talk about bird beaks. To prepare the class read "Ten Wonderfully Weird Bird Beaks." From the article I learned a lot from reading the artilce. There are many birds that have strange beaks that might help them with some tasks. One weird bird beak is the rhinoceros hornbill. This bird has a feature called a casque on its beaks. Their beaks have hallow chambers to help amplify their bird calls. The second type of interesting bird beak is the Canada goose's. The goose has teeth like structures unlike other birds and yet they swallow their food whole. The teeth structure are helpful to do the job of cutting off grass. Another type of bird beak is the black skimmer's. The black skimmer's lower mandible is .5-1.25 inches longer than it's upper mandible. With it's beak it will fly over the water and grab food.The last type of bird beak is the sword-billed hummingbird. The humming bird has a 3-4 inch beak which is longer than it's body. These beaks help them consume nectar from passion flowers. Oh what crazy bird beaks there are.
Take time to look on line for the article "10 Wonderfully Weird Bird Beaks" to learn more.