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Peacock's tail: when they dissolve it, why it is patterned

For many centuries, the peacock is the most famous bird in the world. He is depicted on the arms of the countries, on company logos, paintings, mosaics and embroidery, mentioned in proverbs and sayings, revered in some countries as a religious shrine.

Peacock A good tail is only in males

The peacock is known for its

popular ability to dissipate a bright tail.

Why does the peacock open the tail? After all, in nature there are no casualties, and each feature has a certain purpose.

Article content:

  • 1 Peacock and deceit
  • 2 Facts about peacock feathers
  • 3 Why the bird shows the tail

Peacock and misconceptions

Peacock's tail involves a lot of mistakes.

  • "The Peacock Reveals the Tail".No, the peacock reveals the feathers of the superstition. It is in them that the beauty of the paradise birds is all. The tail itself is not remarkable: gray-brown color, length up to 50 cm.
  • A good tail is found in all peacocks. No, he only has males07 /12/ 2016 - 12:26.The tail of Pavhi is short( up to 40 cm), gray-brown color. The coloration of the females is unobtrusive and allows her to be disguised in grass and shrubs.
  • It's awkward to move with a long bird's tail. It does not. Peacocks are rarely and rarely flying: for a night out on a tree and in the event of an unexpected danger. The rest of the time they move in step or run, deftly maneuvering in thick grass.
  • Tail is only needed to attract a female. This is only partly true. Peacock's tail is more than a trump card in marital games.
  • Peacock In the marriage period, the peacock reveals the tail and dances the complex wedding dance with the dissected tail

    Facts about peacock feathers

    • The length of the feathers of the top of the horse is up to one and a half meters.
    • Open tail width up to 3 meters.
    • At an average of feathers up to 170 "eye".

    Why the bird shows the tail

    French and Canadian ornithologists have long been studying paradise birds in a natural habitat to answer the question for which the peacock dissolves the tail. They came to the conclusion that there are 4 reasons why a male uses his rich plumage:

  • The female attracts. In the marriage period, the peacock reveals the tail and dances a complex wedding dance with a dissected tail to please Pavi. After the female is interested, the male curls the feathers of the fist and turns back to her. At this time, Pawa evaluates the state of the male plumage: the number of feathers, their appearance, color and drawing. In this way, the female selects the most healthy peacock for the continuation of the genus. That is, the tail and overhead - an indicator of the health of the male. If Pava agrees, he gives the sign of the male, he brings to her a treat as a gift, and pairing takes place.
  • frightens the enemy. In the marriage period, when fighting for the attention of females or in everyday life, peacocks sometimes arrange confrontation. They rarely end in battles. Males throw their tails and show their opponent in all their splendor. Wins a male with a big tail and brightness.
  • Distracts predator. In the wild, the main enemies of the peacocks are leopards and birds of prey. In the case of approaching the enemy, the male reveals the tail and diverts the attention of the predator from the female and the nest. When the leopard is interested, the peacock makes a tail and runs fast in the thicket of the grass or bush, without lowering the speed. Pava in the meantime has the opportunity to take chickens to a safe place or to disguise in the nest due to its unobtrusive coloring.
  • Communicates at low frequencies. The sharp, unpleasant sounds that the peacock produces contrasts sharply with its magnificent appearance. The bird rarely gives voice - in case of danger or when the weather is approaching. Until recently, it remained unclear how the peacock communicates with relatives. Ornithologists, through lengthy research, found that peacocks communicate with each other using infrasound that does not perceive the human ear. The feathers of the superficialness are the main tool for creating low-frequency sounds and the "antenna" for receiving infrasound.
  • Peacock The width of the opened peacock's tail reaches three meters

    During marriage dance the male often changes the angle of the feathers: holds them straight, bends outward and inside, slightly shaken his tail, vibrating with feathers. From the side it seems that the peacock shows the tail in the most winning perspective. But he does all this in order to feed the female sonic and catch her response.

    "During the confrontation of males, they also use the flashing tailings for infrasound communication."

    Nature rewarded the peacocks with a beautiful tail feathers not for beauty but for practical purposes. A good tail for the peacock is a matter of survival and the continuation of the family. A bird of paradise, like no other, knows what victims need beauty: because of the beautiful feathers, the royal birds were on the brink of extinction in the 20th century and were listed in the International Red Book. But despite this, still the main enemy of the peacekeepers are poachers - hunters for feathers of paradise birds.

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