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Video transcript: Egg camouflage research animation

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June 2014

Video shows images of the egg modelling analysis

On-screen captions
This animation shows analysis of a bird's egg. Researchers are modelling camouflage systems like pattern, colour and contrast characteristics that keep the eggs hidden from predators. Black and blue areas indicate strong patterns at different scales and in changing environments.

Video shows two eggs camouflaged in their surroundings

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If you're a predator that approaches the nest very very quickly the plover wont have time to cover up the eggs so beautifully.

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