Friday, September 5, 2008

Beak of the Week!

Last week's beak was a stumper! Lindsay came close with her guess of another native owl, the screech owl, but those eyes belong to the world's grumpiest owl: the great horned owl. Check back tomorrow to read about everyone's favorite grouch, Junior!

This week we are moving all the way to the continent of Africa, south of the Sahara, where this week's mystery bird makes his home. This particular bird loves to ride the thermals, and, thanks to its ability to adapt to the behaviors of humans, is considered to have stable populations.

This is a beak with a strong jaw for tearing its food:

We call these "turkey toes" because they are not designed to kill its prey. (Hint: he's not a turkey.)

If you live in sub-Saharan Africa, this bird may have his eye on your garbage:

Happy guessing! I'll see you again next week with the answer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think it is a vulture of some sort, i dont know the exact kind.