The unfortunately named peacock at Disney and Busch Gardens

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This peacock blends in pretty perfectly with his surroundings.
Photo taken at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida. April 25th, 2004

Peacocks come in different colors, which is something I did not know until I encountered this one at Busch Gardens “Africa” in Tampa, Florida –

Interestingly enough, I’ve discovered that the peacock technically should not be included in Busch Gardens “Africa” because it is indigenous to India. But he was pretty so I’ll let it slide. ;)

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  32 comments for “The unfortunately named peacock at Disney and Busch Gardens

  1. February 28, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    I love peacocks. They are so beautiful.

  2. February 28, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    You’re right.. the top one does blend in very well. The white one in the video is gorgeous!

  3. February 28, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Oh, they are so pretty when they display their tail feathers.

  4. February 28, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Hmm, without color, he’s just a weird looking bird!

  5. February 28, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Peacocks really are beautiful … and the sound when they are waving themselves around!

  6. February 28, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    ‘the unfortunately named’ cracked me up! Clever!
    Beautiful birds they are, loud sounds they make! Have you ever heard one? It’s a really unexpected loud ‘MEOOUW’ sound. (Neighbours of ours had a couple of peacocks.)

    Denise Reply:

    It’s funny that you describe the sound that way – as a “meouw”. I have an obnoxious cat that makes a very loud “MEOUW!!” sound when she wants attention, which is usually in the middle of the night. I tell people my peacock kept me up all night.

  7. February 28, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    I love the first pic of the peacock.If only they weren’t such obnoxious birds.

  8. February 28, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Peacocks are beautiful birds. I enjoyed seeing some running around the Denver zoo. I would love to raise some, but they are so expensive…$300 for eight (you have to order at least eight for shipping purposes). That’s expensive fox/owl food.

  9. February 28, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Very nice video! This reminds me of a book by D.H. Lawrence: ‘The White Peacock”. It’s beautifully written and I like it much better than another of his book “Lady Chatterly’s Lover”. A white peacock is a rare bird, I think. Thanks for your visit.

  10. February 28, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Couldn’t ask for a lovelier picture thank sSandy

  11. February 28, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Now I know where my “Pierre” flew off to! But, what I don’t know is, how the Disney people have managed to keep him captive all these years. I mean, I fed him the finest Cat Food available!

    I’ve never seen a white peacock either. Thanks for posting these beautiful creatures.

  12. February 28, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    I love peacocks, such beautiful birds and from what I hear, great “watch birds” Thanks for stopping by my blog and I’ll let my little Tink know she has a fan. :)

    Angie

  13. February 28, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Pretty bird and oh what a tail!

    I enjoyed your photos of Sanibel Island. It looks like a tropical paradise.

  14. T
    February 28, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Beautiful Photo! Where I grew up, we use to have wild ones in the open field next door to our home. They were always so beautiful to watch.

  15. February 28, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    I love peacocks. Only bad thing about them is that they tend to get a bit loud during mating season.

  16. February 28, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    I’m surprised at how well the colourful peacock blended in with his surroundings. I wonder if the white one is an albino. Nice shots, Tink!

  17. February 28, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    I didn’t know they came in other colors either! Pretty though!

  18. February 28, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Beautiful birds and an excellent photograph and video.

  19. February 28, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    That first one sure does blend in!
    Great capture.

  20. February 28, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    They are so colorful and graceful, very nice photo

  21. March 1, 2009 at 5:12 am

    Amazing peacocks and the video is just simply cute.

  22. March 1, 2009 at 7:04 am

    Peacocks are beautiful. I wasn’t aware they came in different colors, either. Interesting.

  23. March 1, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Great peacock photos and the video of the white one was a lot of fun to watch. I didn’t know about the white ones either and thought they were albinos but was told that they were the white phase of the peacock. They are very interesting birds and very beautiful.

  24. March 1, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Gorgeous looking birds aren’t they? There are some in the municipal park where I live, but I have never seen him lift his tail yet. In fact, last time I saw him, he had no tail at all!

  25. March 1, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    aw peacocks are very pretty. and i love the backdrop.. adds to the picture.

  26. March 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Wow! This is a superb shot! Peacocks are really amazing creatures!

  27. March 1, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    they’re beautiful! especially the top one

  28. March 1, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous birds. Thanks for sharing.

  29. March 1, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Peacocks are beautiful birds!
    Hugs and blessings,

  30. March 5, 2009 at 7:28 am

    i have always liked peacocks, but i think they look strange when they having got their beautiful tail opened lol

  31. Joyce
    February 28, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I spent the day at Bush Gardens back in October 2011. While there I toured through the bird sancutary. Inside was a small bird about the size of a rooster that had markings similar to the male peacock only in a bluish purple color eyes on the end of the tail feathers. It was amazing and beautiful. I have yet to find out what it is. I’m assuming some type of peafowl. Has anyone else seen this bird?

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