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A Thousand Eyes

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A Thousand Eyes

Coming grom India and introduced in Europe by Alexander the Great, the blue peafowl has been worshiped for millenaries. Symbol of Krishna in Asia, the min-hao, meaning the rain will fall is synonym of beauty and wealth. His elongated upper-tail covert feathers which bear colourful eyespots can measure up to 160 centimeters. The male uses them to frighten his predators and to seduce females during the mating season.
Bagatelle Park, 2012.

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