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



  1. moarscienceplz says

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

  2. Trebuchet says

    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. says

    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.

  4. Trebuchet says

    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.

  5. Blanche Quizno says

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

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

  6. cressida says

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


    That’s cool you worked as a zookeeper.

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