Tags: crested lark

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Camouflage

Here's a picture by M Niranjan, whom I got to meet through the JLRNTP:

http://www.indianaturewatch.net/displayimage.php?id=46074


And just to refresh everyone's memories, here's my image of the Crested Lark camouflaged on the ground:


http://deponti.livejournal.com/149407.html


This was taken from about 20 yards away.... a hawk or an eagle would spot this lark from several hundred feet overhead...!

In Nature, the prey plays "hide" and the predators play "seek"....but it's a deadly, serious process that's not a game at all...
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Crested Lark in Camouflage

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Just to give non-birders an idea of how tough it can be to spot birds. Normally I do not post large-size pictures, but this time I will.

Can you spot the Crested Lark in the picture?


IMG_0179 Crested Lark Camouflage

Awesome camouflage, isn't it!!

If you couldn't spot it...look along the line of the "vee"shaped bit of dry grass at the bottom of the picture, and you will see the bird.....

That's the kind of thing that raptors face they scan the ground from far above, looking for prey....builds a healthy respect for their abilities when you think about it!