cryptic coloration

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coloring that conceals or disguises an animal's shape

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Their cryptic coloration, which varies from almost black to a bright, patterned yellow, camouflages them perfectly as they bask quietly on an exposed ledge or in a forest clearing, never too far from a sheltering rock or log to which they can retreat if danger threatens.
What's not to love about this singular cousin of the shorebirds that eons past moved from ocean frontage to young upland forests, traded stylish feathering for subtly beautiful cryptic coloration, and adopted a here-today, gone-tomorrow lifestyle?
Luckily for him, the woodcock hold to point without flinching better than any other game bird in our region, relying on cryptic coloration to camouflage them.
The cryptic coloration adopted by Paralabrax clathratus may function in both foraging and predator avoidance.
Generally, after the last molt males became much more conspicuous and easy to spot while female cryptic coloration remained unchanged.