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Identifying Bird Beak Types through Robert Ridgway's Drawings

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Life Sciences +1 Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old)

Birds' beaks tell a lot about them, especially where they find their food and how they eat it. This collection includes a bird curator’s drawings that clearly show the different kinds of beaks, which evolved because they are good for breaking seeds, catching insects or filtering out shrimp or algae.

Keywords: scientific illustration, sketches