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Bird Beak Compare and Contrast Lab

Name _____________________________
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Period _____

Use the following web site to check bird bills for the birds listed:

http://www.d91.k12.id.us/skyline/teachers/robertsd/skulls.htm

1. Check out the GOLDEN EAGLE skull in the web page and make a sketch of it in the box:

2. Do a search on the Internet to find what things this bird might


eat and list them.

3. How might the shape of the beak assist this bird in eating?

4. Check the web page and list some more birds with the same type of bill shape.

1. Check out the SANDHILL CRANE skull on the web page and make a sketch of it in the box:

2. Do a search on the Internet to find what things this bird might


eat and list them.

3. How might the shape of the beak assist this bird in eating?
4. Check the web page and list some more birds with the same type of bill shape.

1. Check out the ROBIN skull on the web page and make a sketch of it in the box:

2. Do a search on the Internet to find what things this bird might


eat and list them.

3. How might the shape of the beak assist this bird in eating?

4. Check the web page and list some more birds with the same
type of bill shape.

1. Check out the NORTHERN CARDINAL skull on the web page and make a sketch of it in the
box below:

2. Do a search on the Internet to find what things this bird might


eat and list them.

3. How might the shape of the beak assist this bird in eating?

4. Check the web page and list some more birds with the same
type of bill shape.

1. Check out the MALLARD SKULL on the web page and make a sketch of it in the box:

2. Do a search on the Internet to find what things this bird might


eat and list them.

3. How might the shape of the beak assist this bird in eating?

4. Check the web page and list some more birds with the same
type of bill shape.

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Suggested Websites:
Golden Eagle
1. http://www.desertusa.com/mag99/dec/papr/eagle.html
2. http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/wildlife/endspec/goeafs.html

Sandhill Crane
3. http://www.michiganaudubon.org/bakersanctuary/crane.htm
4. http://www.nps.gov/bela/html/sandhill.htm

Robin
5. http://nationalzoo.si.edu/ConservationAndScience/MigratoryBirds/Featured_Birds/default.cfm?
status=current
6. http://ladywildlife.com/animal/americanrobin.html

Northern Cardinal
7. http://www.birds.cornell.edu/BOW/NORCAR/
8. http://www.wbu.com/chipperwoods/photos/ncard.htm

Mallard
9. http://www.k12.de.us/warner/mallard.htm
10. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mallard