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Published on Oct 23, 2013

One of the mechanisms animals use to avoid a bloody end is camouflage -- blending in with the background -- to avoid predators. But what makes for good camouflage? How do factors such as patterning work to fool the senses of wily attackers?

This short video is a brief introduction to the ongoing work of Dr Martin Steven's Sensory Ecology and Evolution group at the University of Exeter, along with Claire Spottiswoode at the University of Cambridge, who are examining egg predation and camouflage in habitats in South Africa and Zambia. Steven's colleagues, including Dr Jolyon Troscianko, have set up hidden cameras to record egg predation events in different bird species.

A full in-depth feature on the project will appear on the BBSRC website and this YouTube channel when the field work is completed in the coming months.

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