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Dagger-shaped bill

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A dagger-shaped bill is long and pointed. It is used for spearing and probing, and is best developed in the herons and egrets. The length of a dagger-shaped bill allows it to reach food that is underwater or buried in the mud, while the stout base makes it a powerful spear.


     

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