Batesian mimic of the week: the chick-caterpillar

This week’s Batesian mimic of the week is the chick of the Peruvian cinereous mourner (Laniocera hypopyrra). Amazingly, the chick of this species mimics a big orange, aposematic caterpillar. For a news-piece from American Naturalist (and link to the paper) go here. Below is a Youtube clip – the chick appears 5 minutes in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHYqKSUYSCY

Pretty cool.

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