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(BBC)   What makes a peacock's tail so sexy?   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 16
    More: Interesting, Journal of Experimental Biology, peacock tails, mate choice, Duke University in North Carolina, Charles Darwin  
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2013-07-25 12:44:57 PM  
Rather than looking up at the high crescent of the fan above the peacock's head, the eye-trackers revealed that females looked primarily at the lower portions of the train.
"From the head down was where most of their gaze was directed," said Dr Yorzinski.
"The peahens often looked from side-to-side across the bottom portion of the train, suggesting that they were gauging the width of the train."


A: The girth.
 
2013-07-25 01:19:00 PM  
I could teach you but I'd have to charge.
 
2013-07-25 01:28:54 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-25 01:37:00 PM  

LewDux: [25.media.tumblr.com image 335x500]


Why is she dressed like a dude?
 
2013-07-25 01:43:50 PM  
Are we out of chickens?
 
2013-07-25 01:54:01 PM  
I'd pluck it.
 
2013-07-25 01:54:11 PM  
If you like staring at Man ass, sure.
 
2013-07-25 02:05:41 PM  
...wonderful plumage?

/got nothin
//obscure?
///I hope not.
 
2013-07-25 02:26:43 PM  

degenerate-afro: If you like staring at Man ass, sure.


As shown in the video, the peacock display is done facing the peahen.

Also, bird ass, technically.
 
2013-07-25 02:43:15 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: LewDux: [25.media.tumblr.com image 335x500]

Why is she dressed like a dude?


No idea that you are talking about, so I'll go with "No idea that you are talking about"
 
2013-07-25 03:28:49 PM  

LewDux: To The Escape Zeppelin!: LewDux: [25.media.tumblr.com image 335x500]

Why is she dressed like a dude?

No idea that you are talking about, so I'll go with "No idea that you are talking about"


Only peacocks (males; females are peahens) have the ornate tail feathers as depicted in the photo.
 
2013-07-25 03:37:41 PM  
God decided peahens would like fancy tails when he created them on the 6th day.
 
2013-07-25 08:51:59 PM  
The same thing that makes the Hottentot so hot.
 
2013-07-26 12:06:56 AM  

tallguywithglasseson: LewDux: To The Escape Zeppelin!: LewDux: [25.media.tumblr.com image 335x500]

Why is she dressed like a dude?

No idea that you are talking about, so I'll go with "No idea that you are talking about"

Only peacocks (males; females are peahens) have the ornate tail feathers as depicted in the photo.


The neighbors down the street have peahens. Until I moved here I had never seen them before. I thought they were weird looking turkeys. I think there's a peacock around here somewhere, but I hardly see him. Just the hens. And they like to loiter.
 
2013-07-26 03:14:55 AM  

tallguywithglasseson: LewDux: To The Escape Zeppelin!: LewDux: [25.media.tumblr.com image 335x500]

Why is she dressed like a dude?

No idea that you are talking about, so I'll go with "No idea that you are talking about"

Only peacocks (males; females are peahens) have the ornate tail feathers as depicted in the photo.


Because it's for album sleeve,  not ornithology conference
 
2013-07-26 03:09:21 PM  
As an owner of a flock of these diamond-covered mini-raptors, I could've told them the results of this study in 5 minutes and for five bucks.

/Hottentots is my nickname
//They DO move in herds...
 
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