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peafowl

members of the genus Pavo of which there are a number of species including the common and the Javan. With the argus pheasant they represent the largest, most dramatically colored and longest tailed birds of the pheasant family Phasianidae. The peacock is a popular zoological specimen but has a typically raucous voice and is frequently muted surgically.
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Adding bits of technology gradually let Yorzinski accustom peahens to walking around, and even mating, while cameraed up.
A new collection of peacocks and peahens will be introduced to the site in February, which will give us time to develop new ways of managing them.
We might think that the peahens are silly for having such a preference, but this underestimates peahens in the extreme, and imposes human sex stereotypes upon them as well.
The petrol pumps emit a similar noise to a peahen giving him the come-on during the breeding season and it just sends him wild.
For the peacock experiment, Positive Science collaborated with evolutionary biologist Jessica Yorzinski, then a graduate student at the University of California at Davis, to develop eye-trackers small enough for peahens.
Peacocks and peahens, quiet for once of their awful ocelot screech, fed on the frozen droppings of the missing elephants and giraffes.
The Purple have lost three in a row to the Peahens and trail in the series, 14-9.
RARE PEACOCK STOLEN Thieves have stolen a rare white peacock and two peahens from a country park, police said.
The group of birds, thought to include peahens, appear to be young because of the lack of distinctive colouring on their feathers.
The sight of two peahens put an end to his wandering ways.
If men were created to be human peacocks, displaying well-toned hindquarters to swooning clutches of peahens, the design team failed.
On the lawn, there are flamingos, peacocks and peahens, and a monkey called Theresa swinging from a tree.