Tag: camouflage

  • Snake Skin as Protection Against Predators

    >Birds use all sorts of materials to build and pad their nests with, and are very good in general at adapting whatever is at hand to suit their needs. Some birds even use the shed skins of ...

  • Significance of Egg Coloration to Embryo Development

    Researchers continue to debate the purpose of bird egg pigmentation, with the most popular theory being that camouflage is the main reason for the variation in eggshell colors, with the speckles ...

  • American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliates)

    The American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliates) is a coastal bird that can be found along the Gulf Coast and over most of the Atlantic Coast. This is a bird that is 16 inches in length and can be identified by is predominantly black body, grayish-brown back and wings, and a snowy white belly. This coastal bird […]

  • Perfect Winter Camouflage

    The Ptarmigan is a type of grouse living in the far north, in Alaska, northern Canada, Greenland, Scandinavia and Siberia. In summer, its feathers are brown and mottled like the tundra it lives ...

  • Bird Watching: What’s with the Camouflage

    There are hard-core birders that feel they need to dress up like a supporting player in a Rambo movie in order to get deep in to the bird's environment. As a result, you see quite a few bird ...