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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Finding out what women want is a question that science may never answer. However, a team of biologists from the University of California, Davis and Duke University has gained new insight into what a typical peahen may be looking for in her mate. Peacocks are renowned for their colorful trains, which are grown during the mating season and used to attract females. But what about the train catches a female eye? To see how these...

2013-01-07 12:22:03

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sportsmen's organizations with approved propagation facilities can augment local ring-necked pheasant stockings and increase localized hunting opportunities by raising day?old pheasant chicks supplied free-of-charge by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Information and applications to participate can be downloaded from the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), by putting your cursor over "Hunt/Trap" in the menu bar at the top of...

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

[Watch Video: Male Peacock Demonstrates 'Hoot-Dash Display'] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The distinctive sound made by male peacocks just before mating attracts female voyeurs for reasons currently unknown, a Duke University researcher has discovered. The India peafowl's unique pre-copulation ritual, which is also referred to as the "hoot-dash display," involves the male members of the Phasianinae family dashing toward a female companion and squawking...

2012-01-13 08:06:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sportsmen's organizations with approved propagation facilities can augment local ring-necked pheasant stockings and increase localized hunting opportunities by raising day?old pheasant chicks supplied free-of-charge by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Information and applications to participate can be downloaded from the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), by putting your cursor over "Hunt/Trap" in the menu bar at the...

2011-09-26 08:53:00

Bad News: flooding at two game farms reduced allocation by nearly 31,000 pheasants and late season stockings have been eliminated; Good News: production goal for 2012 remains at 200,000 birds HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saying there is bad news and good news for the future of pheasant hunting, Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that hunters still should expect to see the agency's pheasant stocking efforts increase to 200,000 birds for the...

2011-09-12 14:20:00

Two Game Farm tours cancelled and up to 40,000 pheasants lost or escaped due to flooding; Tours cancelled for State Game Lands in Bradford and Dauphin/Lebanon counties HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced the agency has rescheduled its public drawing to award 56 elk licenses for the 2011 elk hunt for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the agency's Harrisburg headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Ave.,...

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. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - The Peacock Parade is proud to announce that it has officially launched.  Canadians now have access to the Toronto-based, members-only flash sale Web site, which features coveted merchandise at up to 70 per cent off retail...

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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, according to recent Queen's University research. Roz Dakin and Robert Montgomerie have found that natural variation in the number of eyespots on a peacock's tail does not impact a male's mating success. However, peacocks whose tails are clipped to considerably reduce the number of eyespots are less successful at mating. Female rejection of males with substantially fewer...

2010-09-15 08:22:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission has slated 108,000 ring-necked pheasants for release on public lands throughout the Commonwealth for the upcoming small game hunting seasons, including 16,800 birds for the junior only season (Oct. 9-16). "Based on agency's budget cuts first implemented in the 2004-05 fiscal year and carried forward since, we reduced our pheasant propagation program by 50 percent," said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission...

2010-04-20 15:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for 2010-11, including broad changes to deer, bear, turkey and small game seasons. Following are several articles on meeting highlights. BOARD ADDS OTHER WMUS TO SPLIT RIFLE DEER SEASONS The Board of Game Commissioners gave final approval to a slate of deer seasons for the 2010-11 seasons that includes holding a...


Latest Pheasants Reference Libraries

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2009-01-15 18:47:26

The Great Argus (Argusianus argus) is a species of pheasant found in the jungles of Borneo, Sumatra and Malay Peninsula in southeast Asia. Due to habitat loss and hunting in some areas, the Great Argus is evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List. It is listed on Appendix II of CITES. The scientific name of the Great Argus was given by Carolus Linnaeus in reference to the many eyes-like pattern on its wings. Argus is a hundred-eyed giant in Greek mythology. The Great Argus is...

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2009-01-15 18:38:10

The Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus) is a species of pheasant that has 15 different subspecies. It is found in the mountains of Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet, northern Burma and northwest regions of China. Its habitat is mainly coniferous or mixed forests and scrub areas near the snowline. During the summer they are found at higher elevations and depending on the amount of snowfall in fall and winter, they move lower in elevation. This is the state bird of Sikkim. Its name is derived by the...

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