Birds Pigeons die when eating rice grains. Chicks are rejected by their mother when they are touched. Pelicans can carry 3 gallons of water in their beak. What is true and what is wrong? True or False? - Birds Chicks will be rejected by their mother if you touch them. Pelicans can carry up to 3 gal (11 l) of water in their beaks. A macaw can crack nuts with its beak. Chicken are stupid. Pigeons will die from eating rice that is thrown during weddings ceremonies. Flamingos are pink because they eat shrimp. See all "True or False?" quizzes!