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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
- The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
- A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.