The adaptation and the nature of the food in the birds
The adaptation in the birds
There are a lot of birds and they spread out all over the known environments on the Earth . They are adapted to their environments , modes of living and getting of food through different ways such as the modification of their beaks and legs .
There are many modifications in the birds’ beaks and legs which are adapted to the food types and the way of movement .
The birds which feed on the meat ( the predatory birds ) have a structural adaptation such as the hawks and the vultures . They have strong and sharp crooked beaks to tear the prey’s flesh .
The predatory birds have four fingers ending with strong and sharp claws , three anterior ( front ) fingers and one posterior ( back ) bendable to firm pouncing the prey .
The birds that feed on the shallow water worms and snails have a structural adaptation such as the heron and the hoopoe .
Heron has long thin beak to pick up the worms and the snails , It has long thin legs ending in thin fingers to walk in the existence of the water .
The birds which feed on mosses and fish ( the water birds ) have a structural adaptation such as the ducks and the geese .
The ducks have wide indented beaks in the two sides to help them filter the food from the water . They have palm legs to help in swimming .