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Its other main feature is its long straight beak. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It is often first noticed when a very long red beak pokes out from the reeds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It includes a pair of small claws that fit over fingertips, mimicking birds' beaks. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They have a long red beak, which may be the first thing one sees of them, as it pokes out of the reeds. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Trim the top of the tentacles to remove the hard beak. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They are swans with a great dash of yellow on the beak. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The red legs and beak give the bird a touch of style. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Do birds have feeling in those hard beaks of theirs? Times, Sunday Times (2012)The sides of their beaks are noticeably yellow. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Trim the tentacles to remove the hard beak. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They do not need the relatively long beaks of other waders because they do not probe for food. Times, Sunday Times (2014)With lowered head and outstretched beak, one bird gave another the hard stare. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They moved about busily, stepping high and poking under the vegetation with their long beaks. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Take two birds, one with a long beak and one with a short beak. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The islanders coped with this by grabbing the bird 's beak from behind and tying it up. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Remove the tentacles, cut off and discard the hard beak at the base. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They are looking for acorns, and can often be seen flying by with one in their beak. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Their parents are large white and grey gulls, and have a hooked yellow beak with a red spot on it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They feed by pushing their long beaks into boggy ground, and can swallow worms without pulling their beaks out of it. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The great white walls are filled with heads of young birds, their beaks pointing hopefully up at the prospect of food. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They also have a hooked beak, and look very sinister when perched on top of a hedgerow tree looking around them for prey. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They rub their yellow beaks together, and after a while the male opens his beak and the female puts her beak inside it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They stay deep in the reeds, and when they are alarmed they stretch their necks and point their long beaks straight at the sky. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The feet, not the hooked beak, are the weapons. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The flower buds, many of which are still to be seen, are like long bird beaks. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They get much of their food by chasing gulls and making them drop what they have in their beak, and one might see them doing this. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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British English: beak /biːk/ NOUN
A bird's beak is the hard curved or pointed part of its mouth.
...a black bird with a yellow beak.
- American English: beak
- Arabic: مِنْقَار
- Brazilian Portuguese: bico
- Chinese: 鸟嘴
- Croatian: kljun
- Czech: zobák
- Danish: næb
- Dutch: snavel
- European Spanish: pico ave
- Finnish: nokka
- French: bec
- German: Schnabel
- Greek: ράμφος
- Italian: becco
- Japanese: くちばし
- Korean: 부리
- Norwegian: nebb
- Polish: dziób
- European Portuguese: bico
- Romanian: cioc
- Russian: клюв
- Spanish: pico pico de ave
- Swedish: näbb
- Thai: จงอยปากนก
- Turkish: gaga
- Ukrainian: дзьоб
- Vietnamese: mỏ chim
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