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Within these limits, and those imposed by its bill structure and the habitat to which
it is taken by its parent, the young bird can be quite adventurous in its feeding,
gradually excluding unpalatable or unsuitable objects. Feeding Three main lines
Rollers spend more time perched, but they too are graceful in flight and capture
much of their food by hawking or by darting down to the ground. Members of both
groups are often seen aloft, apparently not feeding but flying for diversion.
Serrated: conical, with a finely serrated edge, adapted for feeding on leaves,
buds, shoots, and fruit. Found only in the plant cutters (Phytotomidae). 8. Conical:
adapted for seed eating. Ranges from exceedingly stout and blunt (e.g., the ...
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