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Painting Wildlife Step by Step by Rod Lawrence

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Bills & Muzzles

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Morning Mallards (Mallards),Acrylic, 16″ × 20″ (41cm × 61cm), Collection of Dr. and Mrs. William Northway

BILLS are primarily used for eating and the functions related to it. The wildlife world has a seemingly endless variety of bills. The vast differences in size and shape result in some very peculiar-looking creatures. These various shapes and sizes are nature's adaptations for the specialized need of that particular creature regarding its food source. For example, some birds need powerful jaws to crack seeds. Others have special ...

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