How do birds pick up multiple bugs at a time in their beak?

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Offline bizerl

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I was gardening the other day and had a peewee wandering around collecting various small grubs and ants, then flying off.
I noticed it was able to hold several things in it's beak, but then it would peck down and come back up with yet another grub, without dropping the rest.

Does anyone know how they do this? are they just really quick?

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url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magpie-lark]peewee[/url

Larks have tongues which could be used to manipulate a food,

( some debate as to whether the meal "lark's tongues in aspic" was ever served ).
« Last Edit: 22/10/2013 07:20:00 by RD »