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Much can be determined by the structure of a bird's bill. The sharply hooked bill of this Sharp-shinned Hawk indicates its use for ripping into flesh. Keith Corliss

For birds, it's all about the bill

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An axe-wielding man ambles toward a pile of wood. The obvious assumption is he’s about to create smaller pieces of wood out of the larger ones with the axe. Likewise, when a woman waiting at the doctor’s office pulls a couple of knitting needles out of her purse it’s a safe bet she’s about to continue work on some sort of knitting project. The tool says it all.


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