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Bird Adaptations (Grade 6)

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Bird Adaptations

1. 
Which bird pictured below would most likely to eat shrimp and crabs as a normal part of its diet?
  1. Bird Beak - Buzzard
  2. Bird Beak - Curlew
  3. Bird Beak - Parrot
2. 
The bird with the foot shown below most likely eats which type of food?
Bird Foot - Herring Gull
  1. fish
  2. mice
  3. berries
  4. insects
3. 
The Buzzard has a short, hooked beak as shown below. Based upon the shape and size of the its beak, which type of food does the Buzzard most likely eat?
Bird Beak - Buzzard
  1. Insects living within tree bark
  2. Worms and crabs burrowed in mud
  3. The remains of small dead mammals
  4. Berries growing on bushes
4. 
Where does the bird with the foot shown below most likely live?
Bird Foot - Herring Gull
  1. open desert
  2. near water
  3. deep woods
  4. high mountains
5. 
What type of feet does the bird pictured below most likely have?
Bird Beak - Curlew
  1. Scratching
  2. Grasping
  3. Climbing
  4. Wading
6. 
A eagle has a spearing beak.
  1. True
  2. False
7. 
If the bird has a scooping beak it has grasping feet.
  1. True
  2. False
8. 
A long and strong beak that tears flesh is
  1. spearing
  2. tearing
  3. probing
  4. nut cracking
9. 
Which structures found in birds have adapted to assist in flying?
  1. cloacae
  2. gizzards
  3. bills
  4. chest muscles
10. 
In an ecosystem, birds depend on insects to survive. If someone spreads pesticide to control the insect population, which of the following is most likely to happen?
  1. The bird population will increase.
  2. The bird population will decrease.
  3. The bird population will decrease, then increase.
  4. The bird population will increase, then decrease.
11. 
How is a bird's respiratory system advantageous for them?



12. 
Compare and contrast the bird feet shown below. Include an explanation of how the shape of their feet relate to each birds' environment and diet.


Bird Foot - Herring Gull Bird Foot - Little Owl



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