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  • Peafowl: In History & Culture

    July 15, 2021 by

    King of the Birds series, part 2 of 3 Globally acclaimed as “the king of the birds,” the peacock is one of the most recognizable avian species with its famous iridescent train of feathers. Throughout history, peafowl have been symbolic motifs, spanning cultures such as Hindus, Greek and Roman philosophers, and Medieval Christian Europe. In art… Read more

  • The Science of Peafowl

    July 1, 2021 by

    King of the Birds series, part 1 of 3 Though the term “peacock” is commonly associated with both sexes, the correct term for these birds is peafowl. However, only males are peacocks, while females are peahens. A peacock will surround itself with a harem of peahens; large peafowl groups are called a muster. There are three… Read more

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