Transformer Owl Comes in Three Editions

Transformer Owl Comes in Three Editions

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Watch the following clip (for those who do not speak Japanese, better watch it without sound) first:

Amazing, isn’t it? This Northern White-faced Owl (Ptilopsis leucotis) is capable of taking on three different shapes when threatened.

When it is confronted with the first opponent, a slightly bigger owl, its tactic is to look as large as possible to scare it off. Yet when the second (much bigger) opponent is presented, the little Northern White-faced Owl mimics a dead branch in the hopes of camouflaging itself from the larger bird.


Anouk Vleugels

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