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Delicate, comblike structures inside the bill of some birds such as flamingos, ducks and geese; they are used to filter out tiny food particles out of water [1] Compare with baleen.

References

  1. ^ Frances, Peter; et al. (2007). Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 1564582957. 
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