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Red Whiskered Bulbul, adult and juvenile....Bangalore, Karnataka, India....Aug 2015.
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BIUTIFUL MAIL INDIAN, Peacock (Peafowl)
Peafowl include two Asiatic species (the blue or Indian peafowl originally of India and Sri Lanka and the green peafowl of Burma, Indochina, and Java) and one African species (the Congo peafowl native only to the Congo Basin) of bird in the genera Pavo and Afropavo of the Phasianidae family, the pheasants and their allies, known for the male's piercing call and, among the Asiatic species, his extravagant eye-spotted tail covert feathers which he displays as part of a courtship ritual. The term peacock is properly reserved for the male; the female is known as a peahen, and the immature offspring are sometimes called peachicks.[1]
In common with other members of the Galliformes, peacocks possess metatarsal spurs or "thorns" on their legs used during intraspecific territorial fights.
The elaborate iridescent coloration and large "train" of peacocks have been the subject of extensive scientific debate about their function. Charles Darwin suggested they served to attract females, and the showy features of the males had evolved by sexual selection. More recently, Amotz Zahavi proposed in his handicap theory that these features acted as honest signals of the males' fitness, since less fit males would be disadvantaged by the difficulty of surviving with such large and conspicuous structures.
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Carreg Cennen Castle, Wales.
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FOR +mickey arell "the place where men become gods"

The Pyramid of the Sun, in Teotihuacan, Mexico is the third largest pyramid in the world. It was constructed around 200AD on top of a series of caves. As legends tells us the people of Teotihuacan believed that these caves were the source of life. Its sister pyramid, the Pyramid of the Moon, was constructed around the year 250AD. Both pyramids were used as tombs.
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With Valentine's Day on Saturday, this week's ‪#‎waterwednesday‬ could be none other than Niagara Falls! It is known as the Honeymoon Capital of the World and it is the perfect setting to make sparks fly!

Want to learn more about Niagara Falls and the region? Make sure you visit: http://bit.ly/1AnvBiw

‪#‎explorecanada‬ ‪#‎discoveron‬
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Partez pour les chutes du Niagara pour la Saint-Valentin! Romantisme, amour et beauté sont au rendez-vous…ce n’est pas pour rien que les chutes du Niagara sont la capitale mondiale des lunes de miel!

Pour en savoir plus sur les chutes du Niagara et les activités offertes dans la région, visitez :http://bit.ly/16UVhHv

‪#‎WaterWednesday‬ ‪#‎Explorecanada‬ ‪#‎discoverON‬
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