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From Science Daily on 23-Feb-2015 15:48

A unique nesting strategy has been observed in a species of tropical bird. By simulating the appearance of a hairy aposematic caterpillar, cinereous mourner chicks in Peru employ Batesian mimcry to avoid nest predation.


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