Bill and Beak!!

I am often asked what is the difference between a Beak and a Bill. Well the answer is easy there is no difference other than sometimes the Bill is referred to hook Bills.

No bird has teeth but Swans and Ducks have ridges running along the edge of the Bill acting as seives for straining vegetable matter.

Look closely at the ridges on the Bill.

Bills are equivalent to our lips.

When ducks are searching for food, nonfood items such as mud and water can be expelled while seeds, bugs, or other food items are retained by the lamellae. The top part of the waterfowl bill is called the upper mandible, and the bottom part, the lower mandible.

Hawks Owls and birds of prey have sheep Hook beaks for biting the neck of prey and taring flesh.

So I have showed some different shaped beaks and bills but there are thousands of all different shaos colours and sizes. Let’s have a look at some more birds with different beaks and bills.

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