Staglands Wildlife Reserve Part 2 : Peafowl!

Entering the reserve at Staglands a

PEACOCK

came to say hello!

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There was also a mrs PEAHEN

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One peacock was on the roof giving his eery cry every now and again.

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This one sat on the rails of the old railway line.

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Peafowl

Peafowl are two Asiatic and one African species of flying bird in the genus Pavo of the pheasant familyPhasianidae, best known for the male’s extravagant eye-spotted tail covert feathers, which it displays as part of courtship. The male is called a peacock, the female apeahen, and the offspring peachicks.[1] The adult female peafowl is grey and/or brown. Peachicks can be between yellow and a tawny colour with darker brown patches or light tan and ivory, also referred to as “dirty white”. The term also embraces the Congo Peafowl, which is placed in a separate genus Afropavo.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peafowl