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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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Indian Peafowl prefers only the reserve forest (fig 3 and table 1.
but there are times when such facts as the price of wire fencing and the price of Startena and the yearly gain in peafowl all run uncontrolled through my head.
Coronaviruses sharing a high degree of identity with the IBV H120 vaccine strain have been detected previously in healthy, unvaccinated, domestic peafowl and as well as wild peafowl in China (4,5).
Romans enjoyed peafowl eggs, whereas the Chinese preferred those of the pigeon.
In Miami's Coconut Grove neighborhood, a growing number of residents are demanding that city officials take action against the pesky peafowl.
Standing amongst peafowl and langurs, they said, "Nothing, there is nothing here.
Using the peafowl (Pavo cristatus) example, if peahens prefer peacocks with the longest tails as mates, then long-tailed males will be chosen as mates more often than short-tailed males, and will therefore produce disproportionately more offspring.
Male and female peafowl look different: Peacocks have large, unwieldy and seemingly useless tails that they drag along behind them and then occasionally, with regal pomp, fan out in a spectacular display of blues, greens, and golds as they strut in circles and shimmy and vibrate their rear-ends.
Take a tour round the new Assam Forest, home to a herd of nine Asian elephants as well as hornbills and peafowl.
This has brought about hopes that baby peafowl will soon join the Saint Simeon's family.
A modern formation is peafowl to designate 'a bird of the genus Pavo; a peacock or peahen', not coined until the 19th century.
Several peafowl in the past year have been poisoned and killed.