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October 2022

Vol. 50, No. 5

At a Glance: August 2022 Revealed

Wayne R. Petersen

At a Glance: August 2022 Revealed

In this issue, readers are challenged by what appears to be a sparrow or finch of some kind. The conical shape of its bill suggests that it is better adapted for cracking seeds than for foraging for insects and other soft-bodied arthropods. Although bill shape alone does not mean that a species exclusively feeds on one type of food, it nonetheless is suggestive of its preferred food or items that it is especially adapted to eat.

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