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The world’s most brazenly hidden bird — the common potoo


The incredible common potoo isn’t much to look at — so much so that you’ll struggle to see it at all! In a bold display of camouflage and mimicry, this bird pretends to be a broken tree branch. To do so, it poses absolutely still, bravely evading predators in plain view of them.

Video by biologist Jonny Miller, who shares a collection of videos of incredible animals in the tropics.