Camouflage does protect nesting birds from being eaten
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Martin Stevens is Associate Professor of Sensory and Evolutionary Ecology at the Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter. He has spent almost 15 years studying animal coloration, vision, and behaviour across a wide range of animals, including birds. Much of his research has focussed on how defensive coloration works (e.g. camouflage, mimicry, warning signals), how birds use their vision to find prey, and a range of studies investigating interactions between brood parasites and their hosts. He has authored numerous scientific papers and three books, including a recent book on deception in nature (Cheats and Deceits, 2016, OUP).
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