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2014-09-22 03:00:21

The magnificent plumage of the peacock may not be quite the sacrifice to love that it appears to be, University of Leeds researchers have discovered.

What Peahens Want
2013-07-25 14:55:11

A team of biologists has gained new insight into what a typical peahen may be looking for in her colorful mate.

Distinctive Male Peacock Love Call Allures Females From Afar
2012-12-21 12:05:04

The distinctive sound made by male peacocks just before mating attracts female voyeurs for reasons currently unknown.

Peacocks Inspire Virtual World
2012-08-30 04:46:20

Researchers from Michigan State University are creating digital peacocks to explore what would happen if computer viruses had to find mates in order to reproduce.

2011-08-12 14:57:00

The Peacock Parade gives its members access to luxury labels at insider prices To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/the-peacock-parade/canadian-luxury-flash-sale-web-site-has-launched TORONTO, Aug.

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2011-04-28 09:22:03

Male peacock tail plumage and courtship antics likely influence their success at attracting and mating with females.

2010-10-13 09:03:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Cosentino (www.cosentinonorthamerica.com), the world leader in natural stone, quartz, and recycled surfaces, announces a new alliance with premium home decor brand, Christopher Peacock Home.

2009-08-06 16:54:02

Residents of an Illinois neighborhood that has hosted a pair of peacocks for the past six weeks said the birds were recaptured and taken home by their owner. Andy McLaughlin, a resident of the 1300 block of Crestview Drive in Springfield, said the owner of the mated peacocks, which have been roosting in the neighborhood since June, trapped the birds Monday, the Springfield State Journal-Register reported Thursday. McLaughlin said the owner, who refused comment to the Journal-Register, used...

2009-06-19 13:36:38

Australian firefighters and a tree trimmer executed a two-hour rescue in an unusual situation -- a bird was stuck in a tree. Firefighters said they were called to the scene Thursday after the peacock was spotted dangling upside down 65 feet up in a tree near the Kennedy Highway in Koah, Queensland,

2009-04-13 15:37:59

A Chinese wedding dress factory said eight workers spent 40 days creating a $1.5 million dress from 2,009 peacock feathers. The factory in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, said the dress also includes a bodice featuring brocade and Suzhou embroidery, the Daily Mail reported Monday. Male peacocks each shed


Latest Peafowl Reference Libraries

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2009-01-17 13:10:03

The Congo Peafowl (Afropavo congensis) is a species of peafowl that is native to lowland rainforests of the Congo River Basin in the central part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was first recorded as a species in 1936 by Dr. James Chapin based on two stuffed specimens at Congo Museum in Belgium. Due to habitat loss, small population size and hunting in some areas, the Congo Peafowl is evaluated as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The male is 28 inches...

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2007-03-26 18:36:06

Peacock bass is the common name in English for several species of tropical, freshwater fish native to the Amazon River basin of South America. They also exist as non-native species in the following parts of the world: The Dominican Republic, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Peninsular Malaysia, Panama, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the Virgin Islands. Ichthyologists and expert peacock bass fishermen are quick to point out, however, that the peacock bass is not a true bass, but is a cichlid fish of the...

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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.