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 thoughts on “The unfortunately named peacock at Disney and Busch Gardens”

  1. ‘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.)

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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. :)


  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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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