Birds do have tongues. Oddly enough, the bird's tongue has a bone inside that makes it suitably tough for gathering food or litter for its nest.Continue Reading
Different birds have different types of tongues. Birds that drink nectar have tongues shaped like tubes for efficient extraction of liquids. Penguins have special barbed tongues that make it easier to swallow fish, while woodpeckers have long tongues with pointed ends to help them catch insects.
Unlike humans, whose tongues are used for tasting, a bird's sense of taste is not as developed. The tongue serves more as a sensory organ in birds, allowing them to feel objects rather than taste food.Learn more about Birds
Pink flamingos are wading birds that live near saline or alkaline lakes and estuaries. Pink flamingos live in the wild in Africa, Asia and the Americas.Full Answer >
To eliminate sparrows, eliminate any possible food and water sources that attract the birds, and then exclude the birds from their preferred nesting areas. Exclusion techniques should be used only when eggs or young birds are not in the nest. Bird repellents can also be used to encourage the birds to move.Full Answer >
Florida scrub-jays have a variety of natural predators, but their most common predators are cats, snakes and birds of prey. Additionally, raccoons, squirrels and other birds frequently consume scrub-jay eggs and hatchlings.Full Answer >
The emu is the largest bird in Australia, and one of the largest birds in the world, being second only to the African ostrich. It can be 5 to 6.5 feet long and can weigh up to 130 pounds, with the male usually being smaller than the female.Full Answer >