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Indian Peafowl (White)

Pavo cristatus mut. alba

Description:

Gorgeous peacock

Habitat:

Wandering around the gardens on Isola Madre on Lake Maggiore, Italy.

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ngnpope
ngnpope 7 years ago
Indian Peafowl (White)
Pavo cristatus mut. alba Indian peafowl


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3 Comments

ngnpope
ngnpope 7 years ago

Lovely photos. Interestingly this is not an albino, as it would have red or pink eyes. The Indian Peafowl (or Blue Peafowl) can often have a genetic mutation known as leucism that causes a lack of pigment in the plumage. Apparently the chicks are also born yellow and become white as they mature!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peafowl
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_peaf...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leucism

Zariga
Zariga 7 years ago

I always found albino peacocks astonishingly beautiful.
Lovely spotting, thanks for sharing!

mpvettch
mpvettch 7 years ago

Albino peacock?

LucindaWestwood
Spotted by
LucindaWestwood

Montalcino, TOS, Italy

Spotted on May 24, 2014
Submitted on Jul 18, 2014

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