Saturday, 29 August 2020

High jewel peacocks

The collective term for the birds is peafowl.

Gem-set and diamond peacock brooch, Gustave Baugrand, circa 1865
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.