Wild America

Season 2 Episode 1

The Bill makes the Bird

Aired Unknown Nov 10, 2008 on
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Whether it chisels, pecks or cracks, the bill always rules the roost. Whether a Bird chisels, cracks, probes, snaps, or pecks around for a living, its bill plays a big part in what unique Ecological Niche it will fill. With sturdy conical bills, a Grosbeak crushes the hardest seeds. Using the notch on a hooked beak, a Falcon snaps the neck of prey. Limpkins slide their long curved bills into snail shells and, with spatula-shaped mandibles, Spoonbills seine southern waters.moreless

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