Posted by: atowhee | August 18, 2015


In this blog you will see extraordinary photo of snipe with its upper mandible curved convexly. That beak is actually a pair of finely sensitive tweezers, not just a senseless, stiff probe as it looks to us.  The tip of the beak is full of senseing organs for both smell, taste and touch.  Then it can bend open, grab the morsel, shut down and withdraw from the mud…all sight unseen.


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