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Most people don't realize how well peacocks fly. Growing up we had acreage and the block was L shaped and had two road frontages. On our back border the people across the road had peacocks. We had some really large Pine trees, I think they were Eastern White Pines, probably over 60 feet high. The peacocks used to get up there to roost in the evenings. They can also mimic and you would swear blind there was a baby down the back but it was the peacocks.
A friend of mine breeds them and he has some real beauties. Normal peacocks, Pied, Albino's and the quite rare Javanese Green Peacocks, he also has them in pied and albino.
I have seen videos of them in India in the evening flying to the top of really tall palm trees to roost for the night. You wouldn't think with that tail the males could fly, let alone fly to the top of huge trees.