Playbacks are regularly used in ornithology, but unfortunately the use of bird dummies is often only found in bird hunting.
I made these bird dummies as part of a research project. This year they will be used by the Amur Bird project in Eastern Russia and tested together with playbacks for their effectiveness and weather resistance.
The dummies were modeled as realistically as possible in their size, form and color as well as in their weight of a Yellow-breasted bunting (Emberiza aureola) and a blue-and-white flycatcher (Cyanoptila cyanomelana).
Indoor and outdoor,
not in heavy rain.