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In the wild, male Peacocks generally accumulate a harem of 2 – 5 females. However, in captivity, they are usually satisfied with one. The male has an extremely long train (commonly called his tail) which is NOT actually his tail. The train serves as a cover for the actual tail, which is brown. The train actually sprouts from the center of the back. Peacocks grow to 7 foot from tip of beak to end of train.

The main purpose of the male’s train is to entrance the female to get her to mate with him. He spreads his train and displays an incredible fan of beautiful blues, greens, violets, reds, oranges and yellows. Every area of the train changes color when struck by different angles of light. The male vibrates his tail rapidly at the female in an attempt to impress her. He shakes his wings and turns from left to right.

Nikon D90 with Nikkor 300mm lens on auto focus


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  • Fara
    Faraabout 1 year ago

    Just fabulous Byron…………………….I did try to photograph one at a garden centre but no luck…………… I don’t need to as this is perfect…………………..Joyce

  • Thank you Joyce, I have wanted to have this opportunity for a long time. Then there I was today and three of them were showing off.

    – barnsis

  • John  Kapusta
    John Kapustaabout 1 year ago


  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanabout 1 year ago

    Well, Bro, This is one gorgeous peacock. Did he raise his train to entice you?? Did he advance toward….and did you walk away very fast?

  • Thank you Sis, yes I did walk toward him and he walked toward me until we were this close. Julie has a video of one on facebook, It brushed here hand with its train.

    – barnsis

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you Larry

    – barnsis

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 1 year ago

    great capture xxx

  • Thank you Lynn

    – barnsis

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromabout 1 year ago

    I guess you learn something new everyday! Brilliant capture MT1… and thanks for the added info!

  • Thank you MT

    – barnsis

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 1 year ago

    6 June 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Kay Cunningham
    Kay Cunninghamabout 1 year ago

    They are fabulous birds. I am also in love with New Guineas Birds of Paradise – now there’s a trip and challenge for you!!! Can I come too? :)) Kay

  • Thank you, Would love to venture there, when do we leave ?

    – barnsis

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    June 5, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you very much

    – barnsis

  • Kay Cunningham
    Kay Cunninghamabout 1 year ago

    I’ll send you an email! LOL I used to live there and loved the place but never managed to spot one of these wonderful birds. Mind you I am going back 40+ years so might be better at it now!! :)) Kay

  • I went over board, probably have 50 images that are keepers,even have one image of three of them displaying at the same time all in a row.

    – barnsis

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