It is usually possible to look at a tool or a kitchen utensil and tell what the item is used for, based on its shape. The same is true for bird beaks. Each species has a beak with a particular shape and size that says a lot about what and how that type of bird eats. This collection of images provides a sample of the diversity of bird beaks that exists worldwide. The birds featured in this slide show are: Bald Eagle, Black-Necked Stilt, Black Oystercatcher, Brown Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Great Crested Flycatcher, Indigo Bunting, Pileated Woodpecker, Red Crossbill, Roseate Spoonbill.