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Peacocks, mythical creatures?


Its amazing they can fly at all.

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What I would do for a bit of land so I could have a couple of these gorgeous things. Closest we have had is golden pheasants
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What I would do for a bit of land so I could have a couple of these gorgeous things. Closest we have had is golden pheasants

They have a few of these birds in a smallish Zoo in downtown Toronto's High Park. It's amazing to hear them call when you are walking near all the pens and enclosures. I often find one or 2 of them in a tree watching us all walk by.

I have to go back there soon with my nephews as I see they have an emu and some capybara now.


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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.
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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.
They really do defy all odds of flying birds especially when you see them high up in a tree with that tail dangling below them.

That must have been cool to see them up in the tall pines when you were younger I've heard they are great at mimicking but have never heard anything other then that high mournful cry they usually make.

Such amazing birds.
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