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The bird that pretends to be a CATERPILLAR

Chicks mimic toxic hairy moth larvae to scare off predators Chicks of the Cinereous Mourner bird have bright orange spiky feathers They move their heads from side to side like caterpillars when disturbed  Adult birds develop a boring grey colour with brown spots as they mature Scientists believe their appearance helps to keep them safe from predators It is one of the …

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