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October 5, 2017

This is not a caterpillar

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From io9

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It's shaped like a caterpillar. It's colored like a caterpillar. It even has what appear to be spines running along its back, a feature common in many species of caterpillars. But this is no caterpillar.

This "caterpillar" is, in fact, nine very friendly birds — European Bee-eaters — crammed together on a single branch; their resemblance to the larval form of butterflies and moths is unmistakable.

So much so, in fact, that photographer José Luis Rodríguez called his award-winning photograph "Oruga de Plumas" (caterpillar of feathers).

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October 5, 2017 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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