Silhouettes: Bird Recognition

Animals can tell whether a bird is a friend, a predator (enemy), or a meal (prey) by looking at their silhouette.

A silhouette is the dark shape and outline of a person, object, or animal.

A silhouette can show the size of the bird, the shape of the wings, the shape of the beak, and the shape of the claws.

Starling silhouette

Starling silhouette

Ibises silhouette

Ibis silhouette

Robin silhouette

Robin silhouette

Ostrich silhouette

Ostrich silhouette

Cormorant silhouette

Cormorant silhouette

Hawk silhouette

Hawk silhouette

Bird silhouettes

Bird silhouettes, Source: imgarcade.com

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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