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Jul 11 2014

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A heat wave is getting going here, and I need refreshment. Courtesy of Biologia com o Prof. Jubilut:

 

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  1. 1
    moarscienceplz

    I dunno Opelia. You complain about being overheated and then you ogle such an outrageous sexual display. From two different Kingdoms, no less!

  2. 2
    Trebuchet

    The flowers (rhododendrons?) are of course a sexual display as well.

    Since there are no female peacocks, you’ve gotta wonder who he’s displaying for….

    Sorry, couldn’t help it.

  3. 3
    Ophelia Benson

    I know, I know. Hence the title.

    I do find the colors oddly refreshing though.

  4. 4
    Ophelia Benson

    The tails make a noise, too – the peacock flaps the tail a little bit and it makes a rustling rattling noise, very impressive. And of course alluring if you’re a peahen.

  5. 5
    Trebuchet

    Years ago we visited the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle and Northwest Trek, south of Tacoma, within about a two week period. The former had peafowl wandering the grounds, the latter, turkeys. I was quite struck by the similarities in behavior and sounds between the two.

  6. 6
    Ophelia Benson

    Well I worked at the Woodland Park Zoo for a few years. As a zookeeper.

  7. 7
    Anne, Old Gumbie Cat

    I want that in enamel, or on fabric or a wall mural or something. It’s all my favorite colors, too.

  8. 8
    Blanche Quizno

    @6-Ophelia: REALLY???? You lucky duck!!

    RE: the picture – astonishing. That’s a keeper, in all senses.

  9. 9
    cressida

    So true. IT’S SO HOT… and no letup in sight, either.

    :)

    That’s cool you worked as a zookeeper.

  10. 10
    ericoehler

    #YesAllPeahens

    (too much?)

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