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Bird Adaptations (Grade 6)

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Bird Adaptations

Which bird most likely eats shrimp and crabs as a normal part of its diet?
  1. Bird Beak - Buzzard
  2. Bird Beak - Curlew
  3. Bird Beak - Parrot
The bird with this foot most likely eats which type of food?
Bird Foot - Herring Gull
  1. fish
  2. mice
  3. berries
  4. insects
The buzzard has a short, hooked beak. Based on the shape and size of 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. remains of small mammals
  4. berries growing on bushes
Where does the bird with this foot most likely live?
Bird Foot - Herring Gull
  1. open desert
  2. near water
  3. deep woods
  4. high mountains
What type of feet does this bird most likely have?
Bird Beak - Curlew
  1. scratching
  2. grasping
  3. climbing
  4. wading
An eagle has a spearing beak.
  1. True
  2. False
If a bird has a scooping beak, it also has grasping feet.
  1. True
  2. False
A long and strong beak that tears flesh is a                 beak.
  1. spearing
  2. tearing
  3. probing
  4. nut-cracking
Which structures found in birds have adapted to assist in flying?
  1. cloacae
  2. gizzards
  3. bills
  4. chest muscles
In an ecosystem, birds depend on insects to survive. If pesticides are spread to control the insect population, the bird population will most likely
  1. increase.
  2. decrease.
  3. decrease, then increase.
  4. increase, then decrease.
How is a bird's respiratory system advantageous for them?

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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