Cryptic Wood Ducks

To: Paul Taylor <>,
Subject: Cryptic Wood Ducks
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 18:19:23 +1000
Yes, as reported earlier, I saw this remarkable camouflage at our place in January this year. The birds become invisible!

The female was sitting very low
and motionless, with her neck stretched out at ground level; the seven
ducklings were sitting close around her.  Despite the lack of ground
cover to hide in, the camouflage of her mottling and eyestripe - and
those of the ducklings - were very effective...   Paul Taylor

Judith L-A
S-E Qld
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