Posted by: awildslimalien | March 9, 2010

Nightjars

Nightjar

PROTECTIVE COLORATION OR CAMOUFLAGING, GIVING ANIMALS A GARMENT OF INVISIBILITY

At the foot of the plate is a Nightjar, with plumage like bark and withering leaves; to the right, resting on a branch, is shown a Chameleon in a green phase amid green surroundings; the insects on the reeds are Locusts; while a green Frog, merged into its surroundings, rests on a leaf near the centre at the top of the picture.

Image and text from the Project Gutenberg ebook of The Outline of Science: A Plain Story Simply Told, vol. 1 (of 4) by J. Arthur Thomson, Putnam’s, 1922.  Ten points if you can spot the frog.  And ten points to Robert for suggesting…

Band Of Holy Joy – Nightjars

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