Not sure which species that bird is? Try starting with the bill that all-purpose tool that functions as a bird's hands, pliers, knitting needles, knife-and-fork, and bullhorn. PLook at a Northern cardinal, white-winged crossbill, and a downy woodpecker. They all use their bills for different things like crushing seed, breaking open pine cones, and drilling in trees. Once you determine what the bill is used for you can narrow down the possibilities with the help of a field guide.


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