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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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He added: "My wife and I had been out for a couple of pints and we came back and heard the screeching and we looked up at the top of the tree and there was the peahen, that we subsequently discovered was Bono's.
One can only hope that there are no peahens around.
They recaptured the peahen and they brought it back down to Bono's house'.
The Indian Peafowls have a very large tail with spectacular dancing and display patterns to synchronized with and lure peahens for breeding and therefore needed proper space for efficient breeding, lesser spacing likely to create hindrance and barriers in the discharge of breeding behavior and functioning.
Five animals have escaped from the zoo since 1948 - a chimpanzee named Cholmondley in 1948, Goldie the eagle in 1965, a red panda in 2009 and a peahen in 2014.
A very protective peahen mum, she kept pheasants well clear while her chick grazed at Tocketts Mill, Guisborough, by John Mallett, of Normanby
Flannery finally decided to introduce him to a lovely little peahen, the perfect solution
In the animal kingdom, the male is more beautiful; the lion as opposed to the lioness, the Peacock as opposed to the Peahen.
At Broom Hall farm we hit the jackpot - a lone female peacock, or peahen, was sitting peacefully in front of a mirror in the corner of the drive, admiring her own reflection.
A[cedilla] The green peahen is more colourful than the Indian peahen.
The peahen must have some delight in the colorful tail of the peacock, spread high; otherwise the tail is a liability that natural selection would never preserve.