A birds beak and feet can tell us much about their habitat and lifestyle most birds are even classified according to structural similarities between their beaks and feet in this excercise you will look at pictures of birds and make inferences about their lifestyles niche and provide examples from this activity of a birds niche. Bird beaks purpose in this activity you will get a chance to find out how the shape of a birds beak helps decide what it can eat pretend you are a bird you can use only the beak you select students will choose the proper beaks and feet and build a bird that is compatible with a particular habitat. Activity bird beak buffet a birds beak is basically a lightweight bony elongation of its skull the beak is covered with skin that produces keratin the same material found in human fingernails and hair. Bird beaks and feet worksheet 1 birds birds birds all kinds of birds did you know that the size and shape of a birds beak and feet are closely related to what it eats lets take a closer look at these important bird structures 2 here are two birds of prey a golden eagle and a great horned owl these birds are carnivores. 3 sandpiper long slender beaks probe mudflats for small crustaceans 7 discuss bird feet adaptations show examples assessment have students draw a bird with any type of adaptations that they imagine and define the birds habitat and food make sure the feathers beak and feet are adapted for living in the specific habitat
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