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Goose-sized bird, with upright stance and long thin neck.
Call: a horrible screeching frequently mistaken for a baby being strangled (a man can hope !)
It is best known for its feathers being brightly coloured, in emerald, purple and saphire blue, and for a tail of enlongated feathers, with an "eye" pattern toward the tip, which the bird can spread out, as a courting display, and as a threat display to foes. These feathers are popular for the decorating of garb. For this reason peacocks tend to be aggressive in defending themselves.