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A photo taken at Touroparc which recently celebrated it's 50th anniversary.
The popular expression "to make the beautiful" reflects reality.
Only the male can be proud of this beautiful ornament.
Indeed, the male's tail consists of very long feathers of blue and green. From childhood, chicks train to the famous wheel.
They simulate the courtship by lifting their tiny tail. They know that later they will play to coax the beautiful seducer.
This magnificent tail is fully formed at the age of three years. It continues to grow for two or three years but lost each summer moult.
At the age of 6, it can reach 1.60 m.
It is during the mating season the male has to be a little harem. On this occasion, to the wheel is the highlight of the show during courtship. No female can resist such magnificence especially as the ritual is accompanied by a loud cry which resembles "leon-leon."
The Indians call it "minh-ao" which can be translated as "the rain will fall."
In India, the blue peacock has been widely domesticated. It is often used to guard because of his loud cry that looks like a high meow.

Have a nice day!

Best regards

Eric

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Additional Photos by Eric Dufour (ricochet) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 50 N: 1358] (9716)
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