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Birds Blending In

Posted on Feb 16, 2015

Here we have the backs of two different bird species – can you identify them? I have posted them both recently as opportunistic winter birds, and this Horned Lark in a roadway and Savannah Sparrow in grasses have another thing in common here with wonderful camouflage working in two very different situations. It cracked me up how well the Lark blended in to the snow, dirt, salt and sand in the road, even in the bright sunlight. While that is not evolution it certainly worked out well.

Savannah Sparrow feeding in grass-0404

Horned Lark feeding grass seeds snow-0369

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator