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Indian Peafowl juv.

Pavo cristatus juv.


Nests are sometimes placed on buildings and in earlier times have been recorded using the disused nest platforms of the White-rumped Vultures. The clutch consists of 4-8 fawn to buff white eggs which are incubated only by the female. The eggs take about 28 days to hatch. The chicks are nidifugous and follow the mother around after hatching.[8] Downy young may sometimes climb on their mothers' back and the female may carry them in flight to a safe tree branch. An unusual instance of a male incubating a clutch of eggs has been reported. Pictures taken at Artis, zoo of Amsterdam.

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FoTony 7 years ago

It was! Thank you Sophie!


FoTony 7 years ago

Thank you Braulio! It would be fun if the pictures change automatically every now and then ;)

The second photo was lovely!

FoTony 7 years ago

He is, thank you Jereca! Unfortunately there was only one chick.

jereca74 7 years ago

Cute little thing

FoTony 7 years ago

Thank you Sarahaw!

sarahaw1981 7 years ago

Adorable, they are one of my favourite birds. Lovely find! :-)

FoTony 7 years ago

Thank you Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago


Antoine Verfaille
Spotted by
Antoine Verfaille

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Spotted on Jun 23, 2012
Submitted on Dec 19, 2012

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