• The Birds and the Bees

    3 monthes ago - By Ornithology

    In June of 2017, a judge in India declared that peacocks are celibate as they do not mate the usual way. I've received several questions from India, asking how peacocks reproduce. Apparently there is some widely believed myth in India that peahens get “pregnant' by drinking the tears of the peacock. I don't know if this comes from the Hindi religion or some other source, but you would think that people would know a bit more science. We need to dispense with that myth as well as the term pregnant ; when birds have an egg developing in their body, they are considered “gravid” and each egg...
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