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The Congo peacock male does not display his covert feathers, but uses his actual tail feathers during courtship displays. These feathers are much shorter...

Last Update: 2021-04-18T06:43:44Z Word Count : 4945 Synonim Peafowl

Peacock Feathers

Peacock Feathers is a 1925 American drama film directed by Svend Gade and written by James O. Spearing and Svend Gade. It is based on the 1924 novel Peacock...

Last Update: 2021-02-04T07:17:22Z Word Count : 179 Synonim Peacock Feathers

Indian peafowl

other countries. The peacock is brightly coloured, with a predominantly blue fan-like crest of spatula-tipped wire-like feathers and is best known for...

Last Update: 2021-04-02T00:52:45Z Word Count : 6530 Synonim Indian peafowl

Albert, Prince Consort

pyramidal chapeau charged with the arms of Saxony ensigned by a plume of peacock feathers Proper out of a coronet also Or" for Saxony. 4. "A bearded man in profile...

Last Update: 2021-04-17T08:29:07Z Word Count : 7739 Synonim Albert, Prince Consort

NBC logo

the feathers themselves (blue for the feather behind the peacock's body; yellow, orange, red, indigo, and purple respectively for the other feathers on...

Last Update: 2021-04-09T00:59:17Z Word Count : 5058 Synonim NBC logo

The Peacock Skirt

decorated with stylised peacock feather pattern. Her headdress is also decorated with peacock feathers, and more long peacock feathers drape down over her...

Last Update: 2019-02-17T02:04:54Z Word Count : 960 Synonim The Peacock Skirt

Peacock (song)

"Ruffling Some (Peacock) Feathers". The Advocate. Archived from the original on December 13, 2010. Retrieved August 22, 2011. "Peacock (Yuksek Remix) by...

Last Update: 2021-02-01T16:53:12Z Word Count : 2168 Synonim Peacock (song)

Lady Curzon's peacock dress

edged with white chiffon roses. The worked panels were overlapping peacock feathers that had a blue/green beetlewing at the center. Over time, the metal...

Last Update: 2021-03-30T19:32:04Z Word Count : 1599 Synonim Lady Curzon's peacock dress


Prominent use of nature, especially flowers, birds, ginkgo leaves, and peacock feathers. Blue and white on porcelain and other fine china. Ebonized furniture...

Last Update: 2021-03-16T20:46:20Z Word Count : 2211 Synonim Aestheticism


Tachinid fly The feathers of birds such as kingfishers, birds-of-paradise, hummingbirds, parrots, starlings, grackles, ducks, and peacocks are iridescent...

Last Update: 2021-02-22T16:47:19Z Word Count : 1899 Synonim Iridescence

Thin-film interference

in 1665. In Micrographia, Hooke postulated that the iridescence in peacock feathers was caused by thin, alternating layers of plate and air. In 1704, Isaac...

Last Update: 2021-03-05T05:03:26Z Word Count : 3416 Synonim Thin-film interference

Mayura (mythology)

peacock. Vikata (Vikaṭa) ("unusual form", "misshapen"), an avatar of Ganesha, whose mount is a peacock (in the Mudgala Purana). In general, feathers of...

Last Update: 2021-03-29T04:15:38Z Word Count : 429 Synonim Mayura (mythology)

Structural coloration

brown pigment of peacock tail feathers. Newton noted that The finely colour'd Feathers of some Birds, and particularly those of Peacocks Tails, do, in the...

Last Update: 2021-03-01T12:19:16Z Word Count : 4401 Synonim Structural coloration

Easter egg

Holly Pittman 1998 pgs 70-72 Green, Nile (2006). "Ostrich Eggs and Peacock feathers: Sacred Objects as Cultural Exchange between Christianity and Islam"...

Last Update: 2021-04-11T10:24:58Z Word Count : 5765 Synonim Easter egg

List of Roman gladiator types

golden armour and Nero's wore armour decorated with carved amber. Peacock feathers were used for plumes while tunics and loincloths had patterns in gold...

Last Update: 2021-04-20T05:01:58Z Word Count : 3010 Synonim List of Roman gladiator types

Carpenter Brut

Legends - Phoenix (Carpenter Brut Remix) (2019) Ulver - Machine Guns and Peacock Feathers (Carpenter Brut Remix) (2021) "Chew Bubblegum..." (2014) - Bandcamp...

Last Update: 2021-04-03T16:41:16Z Word Count : 2446 Synonim Carpenter Brut

Covert feather

covert feather or tectrix on a bird is one of a set of feathers, called coverts (or tectrices), which, as the name implies, cover other feathers. The coverts...

Last Update: 2020-02-23T16:42:42Z Word Count : 277 Synonim Covert feather

Tere Naam

epilogue shows Radhe, now old and still in the institution, tying peacock feathers in Nirjara's memory. Amisha Patel was originally considered to play...

Last Update: 2021-04-14T17:10:48Z Word Count : 1251 Synonim Tere Naam

Ramnami Samaj

wear shawls with the word "Ram" printed on it and headgear made of peacock feathers. Estimates of the group's population range from about 20,000 to more...

Last Update: 2021-04-16T13:27:36Z Word Count : 615 Synonim Ramnami Samaj

Royal and noble ranks of the Qing dynasty

high-ranking officials. Exceptionally, peacock feathers may be granted as a special honour. Two-eyed and three-eyed feathers were very rarely bestowed – only...

Last Update: 2021-02-26T22:10:43Z Word Count : 7657 Synonim Royal and noble ranks of the Qing dynasty

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Peafowl is a common name for three bird species in the genera Pavo and Afropavo of the family Phasianidae, the pheasants and their allies. Male peafowl are referred to as peacocks, and female peafowl are referred to as peahens, even though peafowl of either sex are often referred to colloquially as "peacocks".The two Asiatic species are the blue or Indian peafowl originally of the Indian subcontinent, and the green peafowl of Southeast Asia; the one African species is the Congo peafowl, native only to the Congo Basin. Male peafowl are known for their piercing calls and their extravagant plumage. The latter is especially prominent in the Asiatic species, which have an eye-spotted "tail" or "train" of covert feathers, which they display as part of a courtship ritual. The functions of the elaborate iridescent colouration and large "train" of peacocks have been the subject of extensive scientific debate. Charles Darwin suggested that they served to attract females, and the showy features of the males had evolved by sexual selection. More recently, Amotz Zahavi proposed in his handicap theory that these features acted as honest signals of the males' fitness, since less-fit males would be disadvantaged by the difficulty of surviving with such large and conspicuous structures.

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