Category Archives: Long Beak

What does the sawfish use its saw for?

The sawfish uses its saw like snout mainly to attack other fish to catch its food. A sawfish looks like a big shark with a long, flat, saw like snout. The “saw” of an adult sawfish is often 5 feet long, and is armed with sharp feet.  The sawfish uses its saw like snout mainly …

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What does the pelican use its pouch for?

Pelican are large, queer-looking water birds.  A pelican is easily recognized by the big pouch that hangs from the underside of its long beak. The pelican does not store food in this pouch, as many people believe.  It uses the pouch as a scoop to catch fish, which are then quickly swallowed. Pelicans known as …

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