An Analysis of advantages of Mimicry in Animals and Plants
THE GREAT IMPOSTERS
Finding good day care can simply pose a problem nowadays, unless,
of course, you're an African widow bird. As it pertains time for a female
widow bird to lay her eggs, she easily locates the nest of a nearby
Estrildid finch and surreptitiously drops the eggs inside.
That is the last the widow bird ever before views of her offspring. However, not to
worry, because the Estrildid finch will need devoted good care of the abandoned
birds as though they were her own.
And who's to tell the difference? Though mature widow birds and
Estrildid finches don't appear at all as well, their eggs do. Not just that,
baby widow birds are dead ringers for Estrildid finch chicks, both having
the same colouration and markings. They also act and appear the same, thus
ensuring that the widow bird nestlings can increase up amongst their alien
nestmates with no risk of getting rejected by their foster father and mother.
MASTERS OF DISGUISE
Things aren't always as they