The horned desert viper can burrow quickly into the sand by making rapid sideways movements with its body, leaving only its head and eyes visible. The color of the snake helps to camouflage it against sand or rocky ground, especially when it is partially buried.
Because of their strange appearance, these birds blend perfectly into their habitat and are very difficult to detect during the day when they are usually hidden while sleeping. The Pauraque benefits from its camouflage plumage that blends well with the color of the undergrowth and disappears, flatting against the ground as much as possible.
The leaf insect uses passive and active mimicry, adopting a curved pose while hanging upside down in foliage. It can vary in color and be brown, green, cream, yellowish, reddish, or completely white. Like stick insects, it actively sways back and forth or sideways when it is disturbed or when there is a gust of wind, this is done to look like it’s one of the leaves, rustling in the wind.