This is my life book- a place to collect a list in pictures of the different forms of life I have seen. I have tried to include the date/time/location of each subject. This list might be heavy on the birds because they are my current interest, but there will be other things featured as well. Some of the pictures are great, and some not so great- I never know when I'll come across something interesting and sometimes all I have is my camera phone on hand to capture an image.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Blue Peafowl (Pavo cristatus)
Blue Peacock (Pavo cristatus)
Blue Peahen and baby (Pavo cristatus)
I saw these peafowl in Orlando Florida in a neighborhood in the vicinity of Michigan and Conway sometime around August 10th in the late afternoon. These peafowl have been occupying that neighborhood in some form or another since I can remember. On this particular occasion there were seemingly hundreds of them everywhere, all over the roads and trees and yards of the neighborhood. I have many more pictures somewhere on a hard drive that I'll add once I find them. I really adore peafowl since I had lived in the Conway neighborhood for over 10 years, and have learned how to do a really good call from hearing it so much. Also, the peafowl is a really good example of sexual dimorphism in action and a good example of sexual selection via displays. You can read more about peafowl here, and you can read more about sexual selection here. Since it turns out some people don't like nature and want to get rid of the flock, you can read more about the Conway area peafowl drama here.