Nestlings of Amazonian Bird Mimic Poisonous Caterpillars to Avoid Predators

The chicks of an Amazonian bird called the Cinereous mourner (Laniocera hypopyrra) mimic toxic, hairy caterpillars of the flannel moths both in appearance and behavior, says a team of ornithologists led by Dr Gustavo Londono from the University of California, Riverside. Discovered by French scientists Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot in 1817, the Cinereous mourner is [...] —> Read More Here


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