Project Beak advises that a bird uses its beak to capture food, gather materials for its nest, drink water, feed its young and preen itself. Birds also use their beaks for protection against potential predators. More »

There are two birds with a black body and a yellow beak: the common blackbird and the European starling. Some common blackbirds will have different colored beak, often orange as opposed to yellow. European starlings deve... More »

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 i... More »

The differences between male and female blue jays are that males generally gather nest materials and food, while the females do most of the building of the nests and incubate the eggs. The differences between male and fe... More »

The woodpecker is a type of bird in the family Picidae, and most notable for its method of finding food by pecking into wood with its sharp beak to find insects and other small creatures. As of 2015, there are more than ... More »

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Most songbirds are ready to leave the nest within two to three weeks of hatching, but some species of raptor remain in the nest for 8 to 10 weeks. Precocial birds are born fully feathered and mobile and are ready to leav... More »

There are many different types of bird nest, usually named after their construction or purpose, including "scrapes," "mounds," "cups" and "platforms." The scrape is one of the most simple types of nest, just a shallow de... More »

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