Adaptations

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Unformatted text preview: Adaptations Adaptations Adaptation Adaptation Any change an organism makes in Any response to its environment. response Adaptations Adaptations Behavioral: Behavioral: When an organism adapts its behavior to fit a When particular environment. particular Structural: Structural: Physical adaptations are produced through Physical natural selection and mutation to a particular environment. Physical Adaptations Physical Black-necked Stilt Turkey Vulture How can the Avocet sweep its bill through the water without drowning? Why does the stilt have such long legs? Why do Turkey Vultures look bald-headed? If you look closely, you will see that its nostrils are close to its head. So, when it sweeps its long curved bill back and forth through the water to catch food, it can still breathe. The motion of the bill stirs up small crustaceans, which the Avocet eats. Did you ever walk up in the air on stilts? A Black-necked Stilt has legs that raise it up for wading in shallow water. It can then poke its long, needlelike bill into the water for food. If necessary, it can swim by using its wings. These are ways the physical parts of its body help it to survive. The Turkey Vulture's bright red head shows because it has no feathers on its head. The Turkey Vulture is a scavenger and feeds on dead animals. It pokes its head right into the dead animal's body where it will get covered with red blood. It doesn't have to worry about cleaning head feathers when it's through feeding. This also helps to keep the bird free of parasites. American Avocet Behavioral Behavioral Behavioral Adaptation Behavioral Structural Adaptations Structural Flip to page 20! Flip Adaptive Radiation Adaptive one species evolves into many one new species that have generally have similar characteristics. have ...
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