Peacock - Pavo cristatus

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'Peacock - Pavo cristatus'

Peacock - Pavo cristatus

[Public Domain] 24 Sep 2007 Dylan O'Donnell
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”Eyes” are a shape that occur throughout the natural world as deceptive fakes, on the wings of butterflies, a leopards spots, caterpillars, butterfly fish, rays, sharks and so on. The peacock’s dazzling display capitalizes on this motif to attract the attention, and hopefully the affection, of a mate. For most species eyes are a challenge, a threat and a defensive symbol. For others, like us homo sapien and our friend the peacock, they simply say – come hither.

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