Drhoz! (drhoz) wrote in wtf_nature,

Bird Pretends to be Caterpillar

A recent study published in the journal American Naturalist, describes how the Cinereous Mourner (Laniocera hypopyrra) chick is covered with bright orange and speckled down-feathers… and how the bird uses those feathers to imitate a poisonous caterpillar. 
Tags: insect, invertebrate, mimicry, moth

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