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Green Peacock; colors
Did you know Darwin said, "The sight of a feather in a peacock's tail, whenever I gaze at it, makes me sick!" He wrote this to botanist Asa Gray on April 3, 1860.
You can't blame Darwin for feeling frustrated by those feathers. How the extravagant plumage evolved is very hard to explain. It certainly didn't give the peacock an advantage in hiding or fleeing from predators!
This led Darwin to postulate a new type of natural selection: sexual selection. He assumed that the females must prefer males with the most beautiful tail feathers. Sounds good in theory, but what about in real life?
University of Tokyo researchers tested the theory and found, to their surprise, that females mated with drab-tailed peacocks as often as with flashy males! Results were published in the April 2008 issue of Animal Behaviour.
Peacock feathers are only one of many chinks in the evolutionists' arguments. Darwin was also stymied by the human eye. "To suppose," he admitted, "that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances…could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree" (Origin of Species, p. 146).
Peacock. What brilliant colors! #green #yellow #turquoise #blue #bird #colorful #color #animal #nature #wildlife #photography
Quetza~ Bird: only Montezuma could wear it's beautiful feathers. It would be a death sentence for anyone else to catch and kill this bird.
Southern Carmine Bee-eater(Merops nubicoides).They are attracted to wildfires because of the flushed insects, and are often seen circling high in the air. They also eat rodents and lizards.
yellow warbler. Bright life! #birds #nature #animals
Leucistic peacock (Yep, they are real... not even terribly rare. We have a couple at work at Thanksgiving Point)
Spreeuw (Sturnus vulgaris) by Serge by Serge Sanramat, via Flickr
Proud Peacock in Orchid Garden
I just love peacocks!
Amazing eyes of the felines!
King Peacock. Stunning visual treat that invites you to get lost in color. They are so amazing and calming.
Pretty peacock of many colors - green with blue head and neck, cobalt collar, brown and tan back stripe, then brown and then white with orange uncer collar, green mottled stripe, then brown - isn't nature gorgeous?
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