Hungry, Carnivorous Birds with Their Prey (Slideshow)


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With more than 10,000 known species of birds in the world, there is a lot of room for diversity among the feathered class. Diet is one of the most obvious points of variation. While some birds sip nectar, others nibble insects, seeds, and fruit.

Then, there are the carnivorous birds. Powerful and cunning, these species capture others from the sky and devour snakes, lizards, and rodents.

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