Pride of Peacock

in #animals5 years ago

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Pride of Peacock (Male Peafowl)
Nikon D5500
@Willpatthu National park

Peafowl is a common name for three species of birds in the genera Pavo and Afropavo of the Phasianidaefamily, the pheasants and their allies. Male peafowl are referred to as peacocks, and female peafowl as peahens.[1] The two Asiatic species are the blue or Indian peafowl originally of the Indian subcontinent, and the green peafowl of Southeast Asia; the one African species is the Congo peafowl, native only to the Congo Basin. Male peafowl are known for their piercing calls and their extravagant plumage. The latter is especially prominent in the Asiatic species, which have an eye-spotted "tail" or "train" of covert feathers, which they display as part of a courtshipritual.

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