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Why do beaks of birds differ?

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They differ due to adaptations that the birds have made to their environment. For example, some birds have adapted to a fish eating diet and so generally their beaks become long and thin, useful for catching lots of small fish at once. Whereas other birds may live on a diet of seeds and nuts, requiring a stronger beak, which is capable of cracking open the shells of nuts and seeds.

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Differences in a bird's beak size and shape produce differences in fitness that cause natural selection to occur.

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