How do peacocks mate?


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During the mating season, the male peacocks use their colorful feathers to attract the female peahens. The males use their feathers to form a large train that is then maneuvered in courtship displays. The peahens choose peacocks depending on the color, size and quality of the feather trains.

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How do peacocks mate?
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Peacocks establish small territories in an arrangement known as a lek. They start their courtship displays by shaking their feathers to produce a rattling sound and spreading the tails in a colorful fan shape. A peahen walks through the several different territories of peacocks, examining the feathers on display, before choosing a mate.

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