The bill or nib of a bird, turtle, etc.

Beak

The bill or nib of a bird, turtle, etc.

Beak of Buzzard.

Buzzard Beak

Beak of Buzzard.

Beak of Hawfinch.

Hawfinch Beak

Beak of Hawfinch.

Beak of Hummingbird.

Hummingbird Beak

Beak of Hummingbird.

Beak of Tawny Owl.

Owl Beak

Beak of Tawny Owl.

Beak of Shrike.

Shrike Beak

Beak of Shrike.

Beak of Swift.

Swift Beak

Beak of Swift.

The beak of a fowl.

Bill

The beak of a fowl.

The bill of the Gadwall Duck, showing the comb-like 'teeth' that they are known for.

Bill of Gadwall

The bill of the Gadwall Duck, showing the comb-like 'teeth' that they are known for.

"Shell of a Bivalve Mollusk, inner surface. ad.a., depression showing the attachment of the anterior adductor muscle; ad.p., posterior adductor muscle; h, hinge with teeth; l, attachments of the ligaments; p, pallial line, marking the attachment of the mantle muscles; s, the pallial sinus, marking the attachment of the retractor muscles of the siphon; u, umbo or beak." — Galloway

Bivalve Mollusk

"Shell of a Bivalve Mollusk, inner surface. ad.a., depression showing the attachment of the anterior…

An illustration of a cuckoo with a butterfly in its beak.

Cuckoo with Butterfly in Beak

An illustration of a cuckoo with a butterfly in its beak.

Carved doorway with beak-head molding from Iffley Church.

Doorway

Carved doorway with beak-head molding from Iffley Church.

The head of a bald eagle. The distictive white plumage of this area earned it its nickname.

Head of a Bald Eagle

The head of a bald eagle. The distictive white plumage of this area earned it its nickname.

The head of a golden bald eagle.

Golden Eagle Head

The head of a golden bald eagle.

Genus <em>Harpyia</em>, it is one of the largest, most fierce, and powerful eagles. It has a crest of black feathers on the back of its head, which are raised when the eagle is excited. It is found in Mexico and northern parts of South America.

Harpy Eagle

Genus Harpyia, it is one of the largest, most fierce, and powerful eagles. It has a crest of…

This small bird is native to Java, Sumatra, and New Guinea. It is noted for its large bill.

Java Eurylame

This small bird is native to Java, Sumatra, and New Guinea. It is noted for its large bill.

The head of a gerfalcon.

Gerfalcon Head

The head of a gerfalcon.

Foot of Peregrine Falcon.

Falcon Foot

Foot of Peregrine Falcon.

Head of a sparrow-hawk.

American Sparrowhawk

Head of a sparrow-hawk.

A group of humming birds with particularly long and narrow beaks, well-adapted for sipping nectar from flowers.

Hummingbirds

A group of humming birds with particularly long and narrow beaks, well-adapted for sipping nectar from…

The red-tailed jacamar, native to the island of Trinidad.

Red-Tailed Jacamar

The red-tailed jacamar, native to the island of Trinidad.

The head of a moorfowl.

Moorfowl Head

The head of a moorfowl.

"In ornithology, having the beak broad and deeply cleft, as a swallow, swift, or goatsucker" or nightjar. -Whitney, 1911

Fissirostral Bill of Nightjar

"In ornithology, having the beak broad and deeply cleft, as a swallow, swift, or goatsucker" or nightjar.…

Illustration of the head of an osprey, a larger bird of prey.

Head of an Osprey

Illustration of the head of an osprey, a larger bird of prey.

An illustration of an ostrich with a doll in its beak.

Ostrich with Doll

An illustration of an ostrich with a doll in its beak.

Head of an eagle owl. It has large eyes for seeing at night, and a hooked beak for snaring its prey.

Head of an Eagle Owl

Head of an eagle owl. It has large eyes for seeing at night, and a hooked beak for snaring its prey.

The fore part of a ship.

Prow

The fore part of a ship.

The head of a tufted puffin.

Tufted Puffin Head

The head of a tufted puffin.

The head of a rooster.

Rooster Head

The head of a rooster.

"Generic details of a Myiadestes townsendi (Townsend's Flycatching Thrush); bill and foot nat. size, wing and tail 3/4ths."

Generic Details of a Thrush

"Generic details of a Myiadestes townsendi (Townsend's Flycatching Thrush); bill and foot nat. size,…

A species native to Africa, the crowned tock possess an enormous red bill.

Crowned Tock

A species native to Africa, the crowned tock possess an enormous red bill.

"The Toucan, in ornithology, is the popular name of any bird of the genus Rhamphastos. They are all natives of tropical America, and are easily distinguished by their enormous bill, irregularly toothed along the margin of the mandibles. In the true toucans the ground color of the plumage is generally black; the throat, breast, and rump adorned with white, yellow, and red; the body is short and thick; tail rounded or even, varying in length in the different species, and capable of being turned up over the back when the bird goes to roost."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Toucan

"The Toucan, in ornithology, is the popular name of any bird of the genus Rhamphastos. They are all…

"One of the smaller Vulturidae, of a genus differing from the true vultures in the slender bill, which is covered for more than half its length with a naked cere, and sharply hooked at the point." &mdash; Chambers, 1881

Egyptian Vulture

"One of the smaller Vulturidae, of a genus differing from the true vultures in the slender bill, which…

Having the plumage extremely lax and soft; rounded wings much shorter thn long, narrow, graduated tail; 10 primaries, the sixth being the longest. The bill much shorter than the head.

Wrentits

Having the plumage extremely lax and soft; rounded wings much shorter thn long, narrow, graduated tail;…