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The distinctive sound made by male peacocks just before mating attracts female voyeurs for reasons currently unknown.
Birds' alarm calls serve both to alert other birds to danger and to warn off predators.
Word of the Day
- To play, gamble.
- To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
- A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.