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Archive for July 15th, 2011

Peacock in Deployed Mode

I tagged along on a Master Gardener trip to Weathersfield and found this fellow confined to a cage:

Peacock - stowed view

Peacock - stowed view

His companion was a pure white (leucistic, not albino) female:

Leucistic Peahen

Leucistic Peahen

Shortly thereafter, he deployed for action. Part of the dance involves rattling all those quills:

Peacock - side view

Peacock - side view

I had no idea peacocks have wooly white underwear!

Peacock - stern view

Peacock - stern view

The female remained utterly uninterested throughout the entire show; evidently, one can get used to anything if it happens often enough.

Raj, our correspondent from India, surely has these things like we have turkeys: enough to be a nuisance.

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