May 19, 2015
Close-up of a drake Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) showing its bill and lamellae:
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Lamellae are a fascinating adaptation of the waterfowl bill. These small, comb-like structures along the inside of the bill act like sieves and look like teeth, even though ducks and geese don’...
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