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Bee eater Fact file

Name: Australian bee eater
Group: Fish
Country of origin: Australia

Type of growth: Continual (they do not have to shed their skin to grow).
As babies: They hatch from eggs. Their parents only lay a small number of eggs, so they can take good care of their babies until they leave the nest.
Other changes: Baby birds are born naked - they grow feathers quite quickly though!

Need to know: Some baby birds have a small tooth at the end of their beak - they use this to break open the eggshell when they hatch.

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