Amazonian bird may act the part of its hairy caterpillar disguise

Rare images show how baby cinereous mourner deceives potential predators

baby cinereous mourner

DELICIOUS BIRD OR POISONOUS CATERPILLAR? A rare look at a baby cinereous mourner suggests the birds' nestlings imitate toxic hairy caterpillars to discourage predators.

Santiago David-Rivera

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