Thursday, September 10, 2015

Camouflaging in birds: Master of disguise

Spot the bird if you can... amazing right! (the same photo will be zoom in; through out the text.. so keep reading)


Many animals cloaked themselves with different shades of feathers for protection from the possible threats. Master of disguise prevails in wild, which blend naturally with the colors of jungle and earth. The phenomenon is not new, but it certainly helps to save the species more than humans’ conservation efforts.

Birds lover, who know how birds camouflage in wild can not only able to identify the birds in their natural habitats but also can understand which type of habitat one should create which will save the regularly declining population of the endangered species.


Birds exactly know how to survive in the bitter conditions. Camouflaging is their strength and that is three types, in general. First, when birds camouflaged themselves during the rooting period. Roosting is a word that is used for birds while they rest, in between food searching or sleeping.

Second while making or living in the nest period and third ones are juveniles, who tend to have feathers that are similar to to the color of nest. Mother birds also have the plumage which are similar to the color of their nests. That is way they live in their home, without any possible harm, especially when they can’t fly away, if any predator approached.


Although it seems that birds camouflaged through their feathers but this is able to happen due to the presence of some genes. The same thing happens in case of lizards, they change the pigmentation of the skin to get covert in their own environment. In case of birds the camouflaging generally happens in the nocturnal birds or in easy language, birds those sleeps or rest in day time and search for food in night. Owls, nighthawks, nightjars are some of the examples.


The last one was really hard to find, so i circled it! thanks for reading! Have a nice day ahead!!

Mugdha

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