HabitatUndergrowth at forest fringes in South-East Asia
Defensethey mimic bird droppings in colour, shape, size and smell, deceiving predators. When they draw their legs close to their body and stop moving, the masquerade is complete.
“Birds, almost all with good eyesight, will not go for what appears to be their own turd for food,” says Joseph K.H. Koh of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum in Singapore.
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