What kind of bird has an orange beak?


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Birds that have orange beaks include the cattle egret, the American oystercatcher, the horned puffin, the Northern cardinal and the American white pelican. The cattle egret is the only type of small white egret that is identified by an orange bill. The bird can be found throughout North America.

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The American oystercatcher is only found in coastal environments, where it uses its exceptionally long orange bill to sift through sand as it searches for oysters and other mollusks. It is one of the largest North American shorebirds, as it can reach over a foot in length with a wingspan of over 2 feet wide.

The horned puffin exhibits an orange beak only during the summer mating seasons. During the winter, the horned puffin's beak is gray. The puffin can be found throughout the western North American coast, ranging from Alaska down to Oregon.

The North American cardinal can be found in central and eastern North America. Although both genders have a bright orange bill, male cardinals' plumage is bright red while females' is drab brown.

The American white pelican is found throughout North and Central America and is characterized by an enormous orange bill that can reach over a foot in length.

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