The Bird-of Paradise has a complex mating dance in which the male courts the female
It belongs to the family Paradisaeidae. A family that’s known for the gaudy plumage of the males. Most species have elaborate mating rituals, in particular the Paradisaea species uses a highly ritualized dance as shown in the photo above.
Stick insect replicates the look of sticks and leaves to disguise itself better
The Phasmatodea are commonly known as stick insects, they use mimicry as a defense mechanism, replicating the appearance of sticks and leaves. Their mobility to change color with their surrounding environment helps them to blend into their surrounding environment.
The Common baron Caterpillar evolved its shape to avoid predators
They’re found in Sri Lanka, India and Southeast Asia, the common baron is a butterfly. A Baron caterpillar hatches from underneath a leaf. The Baron caterpillar evolved their shape to avoid predators, this improves their odds of surviving to become butterflies and reproducing.
Pygmy seahorse changes its skin color
They’re marine animals that have the ability to change color to camouflage, frighten predators, communicates emotions and for courtship. It’s difficult to distinguish seahorses from sea algae, soft coral or sea fans where they live.
Scorpion fish use their bright colors to blend into the reef and catch their prey
The scorpion fish belongs to the family Scorpaenidae which are mostly marine fish that includes on the world’s most venomous species. They have bright colors that help them blend into the reef.
The Arctic Fox changes its white coat to brown
They usually have a very beautiful white coats in winter which allows them to blend in the snow of the Arctic tundra. This allows them to capture their preys like the hares and fish. The color changes to brown during summer. This change provides an excellent camouflage against rocks of the Arctic tundra during that season.
Flying fish have special lateral extensions that allow them to glide over the water
Some morphological characteristics give this fish the ability to glide over the surface of the ocean. Its rigid body gives it aerodynamic advantages, increasing its speed and improving the performance. It’s able to increase its time spent flying by staying straight or taking advantage of the updraft that’s created by a combination of aerial and oceanic currents.
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