Peacock Curiosities

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Peacock Curiosities
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The common peacock (Pavo cristatus), also known as Indian peacock and blue-breasted peacock, is a species of galliform bird of the family Phasianidae, one of the two species of the genus Pavo, which since ancient times highlighted between the animals admired by the man because of the extraordinary polychrome fan that constitutes the tail of the males. With information from: lasmilrespuestos.blogspot, com destomatologia.com pavoreal.es

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Albino Peacock

Albino Peacock
Peacock Variety

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It is the national bird of India

It is the national bird of India


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A turkey with its tail unfolded can be considered as the symbol of vanity

A turkey with its tail unfolded can be considered as the symbol of vanity

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The average life is 15 years, but there are cases of up to 20 years

The average life is 15 years, but there are cases of up to 20 years

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Great need for company. They are sad if they are alone

Great need for company. They are sad if they are alone


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In the Dominican Republic it is used as a decorative bird in courtyards and gardens

In the Dominican Republic it is used as a decorative bird in courtyards and gardens

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They are polygamous

They are polygamous
In the wild they have a harem of 2 to 5 females

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In flight

In flight


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The main use of the male fan is to attract females

The main use of the male fan is to attract females

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In ancient Greece, the peacock was the symbol of the goddess Hera

In ancient Greece, the peacock was the symbol of the goddess Hera

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The male can open his fan after three years of age, the coverts are renewed annually

The male can open his fan after three years of age, the coverts are renewed annually


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They adapt easily to captivity as long as they are not disturbed and fed regularly

They adapt easily to captivity as long as they are not disturbed and fed regularly

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It is a bird appreciated by the world's leading zoos

It is a bird appreciated by the world's leading zoos

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60% of the length of a peacock is occupied by its tail

60% of the length of a peacock is occupied by its tail

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During the autumn the males are deprived of their lavish ornament

During the autumn the males are deprived of their lavish ornament


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They are very sensitive to excessive humidity and low temperatures
They are very sensitive to excessive humidity and low temperatures
They can get respiratory diseases, tuberculosis and intestinal conditions.

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A belief of India and Sri Lanka, is that when it deploys its fan it is a sign of rain
A belief of India and Sri Lanka, is that when it deploys its fan it is a sign of rain

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The sounds that the animal produces are not as attractive as its image
The sounds that the animal produces are not as attractive as its image
They consist of squawks that can relate to a cat's meow, and amazingly serious trumpets. Sometimes he emits shrieks that look like those of a child asking for help.

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They eat plants, flower petals, seeds, insects, small reptiles and amphibians
They eat plants, flower petals, seeds, insects, small reptiles and amphibians

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He arrived in Greece with the return of the expeditions of Alexander the Great, and from there he made himself known throughout Europe
He arrived in Greece with the return of the expeditions of Alexander the Great, and from there he made himself known throughout Europe


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Only the male has the large radiant fan in his tail
Only the male has the large radiant fan in his tail

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The female usually weighs about 3 kilograms compared to the 5 kilograms that the male weighs
The female usually weighs about 3 kilograms compared to the 5 kilograms that the male weighs

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The laying of eggs has an incubation of about 28 days, and they lay between 3 and 6 eggs approx.
The laying of eggs has an incubation of about 28 days, and they lay between 3 and 6 eggs approx.

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The male is not involved in the incubation of the eggs
The male is not involved in the incubation of the eggs
And during the breeding season it becomes territorial.

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The regions that make up the natural habitat of the species
The regions that make up the natural habitat of the species
East of Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka, where he lives in scrubland, dry weather meadows and deciduous forest.


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It was a delicacy in the feasts of ancient Rome
It was a delicacy in the feasts of ancient Rome

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In Hinduism, the peacock serves as a mount for K膩rttikeya or Skanda, the god of war
In Hinduism, the peacock serves as a mount for K膩rttikeya or Skanda, the god of war

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Many of India's folk dances including Bharatha Natyam show steps inspired by the peacock courtship dance
Many of India's folk dances including Bharatha Natyam show steps inspired by the peacock courtship dance

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In Islam, he is associated with Ib铆s, chief of demons
In Islam, he is associated with Ib铆s, chief of demons