Through Their Eyes: Selective Attention in Peahens
During Courtship, 216 J.
A[cedilla] The green peahen
is more colourful than the Indian peahen
did bother to watch the shimmering male, they mostly looked at the lower zone of his train feathers.
Nigel Howells, the council's executive member for sport, culture and leisure, said: "The peacocks and peahens
were removed from the castle in late 2007, due to concerns for their safety.
A parasite-prone peacock, for example, is more likely to be discovered by a discerning peahen
because parasite infestation demonstrates itself as damage to plumage (which is more noticeable given the peacock's bright coloration).
We may know that seven peahens
in a shagbark is a pity, a brownout,
The males of many species, including our own, evolved to attract females by means of costly displays--for example, the tail of the peacock, which he drags around to demonstrate his vitality to peahens
, the name for females of the species, do just fine with small tails.
Much as male peacocks exhibit outlandish tail leathers to catch the eyes of peahens
, artists have recourse to human "universals" to attract our attention.
A FLOCK of peacocks and peahens
living at Cardiff Castle have been moved in a bid to curb their wanderlust.
Our favourite, however, had to be a large fan made from mirrors - if only because one of Saumarez 's resident peahens
was attempting to mate with it.
Using the peafowl (Pavo cristatus) example, if peahens
prefer peacocks with the longest tails as mates, then long-tailed males will be chosen as mates more often than short-tailed males, and will therefore produce disproportionately more offspring.