Friday, November 27, 2009

We are family

Did you know that peacocks are the largest of the family of birds that include turkeys, chickens, and pheasants? The proper term for the bird is peafowl - the peacock is the male and the female is called a peahen. I just learned this when I recently visited the Leo Carrillo Ranch in Carlsbad where this rare white peacock lives, along with about two dozen other peafowl. I'll show you more photos of the Ranch over the next few days.

1 Comments:

Blogger Steffe said...

A beautiful bird it is. I managed to scare away a pheasant today, it saw me coming and took off before I had time to grab the camera.

Fri Nov 27, 07:27:00 AM PST  

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