Monday, 31 July 2017

High Bejewelled Peacocks

Gem-set and diamond peacock brooch, Gustave Baugrand, circa 1865
The collective term for the birds is “peafowl.” The males are “peacocks” and the females are “peahens.” The babies are called “peachicks.” When peacocks mate, they give out a loud “copulatory call”. But sometimes they are faking it. One-third of the calls were fake, and the birds that made them scored the most hookups.