Call Me Beaky
how wide their beaks still are!
Q: Why do you think baby birds have such wide beaks? (Answer
A wide beak helps a mother hummingbird aim more easily when she's
feeding her babies. From the day they hatch, their beaks must
be wide enough to hold her open beak, or they're not going to
get any food! The beak's bright color helps Mom's aim, too.