Rainforest EXPLORER: News & Notes
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Watch an Amazon Baby Bird Put On Its Caterpillar Costume

Watch an Amazon Baby Bird Put On Its Caterpillar Costume | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Unlike their parents, when cinereous mourner chicks hatch they usually grow bright orange feathers making themselves look like toxic hairy caterpillars — and it’s not because they were adopted.

In a dog-eat-dog world like the Amazon rainforest, these tiny little creatures are basically easy picking for predators. They can’t run, they can’t hide, and they can’t fly.
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Get the scientific scoop here: http://phys.org/news/2014-12-amazonian-bird-chicks-mimic-poisonous.html  Photo credit: Credit: Santiago David-Rivera

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Hundreds of Amazonian Frog Species Are Hiding in Plain Sight

Hundreds of Amazonian Frog Species Are Hiding in Plain Sight | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
A new look at cryptic species has unearthed a treasure trove of chill frogs.
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