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Meet The Stunning White Peacock – One Of The Most Beautiful Birds In The World (10 Pics)

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Peacocks are always a sight to behold, especially when males flash their large colorful tails, it’s nothing short of spectacular

One stunning variation of the species is the white peacock, which manages to impress despite the lack of color.

White Peacock Displaying Its Tail Feathers

Especially the males, who have trains of about 150 feathers and reach full length in two years meaning their feathers will glisten in the sun while they attempt to attract a female.

White Peacock with Feathers on Display

These beautiful birds are identical to regular peacocks, except they lack the pigmentation that gives them color.

Close Up Portrait of a White Peacock

It is a genetic mutation that causes this called leucism, similar to albinism but since they retain color in their eyes, it isn’t quite as extreme.

The White Peacock - Owlcation

Their unique appearance has caused the species to be highly prized in many cultures.

The White Peacock - Owlcation

Check out the video of it in all its majesty:

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It is extremely rare to see a white adult peacock in the wild, and therefore are being bred in captivity.

The White Peacock - Owlcation

Depending on the culture, the white peacock symbolizes different things such as purity, unconditional love, and eternity.

White Peacock Walking on Gravel

The white peacock won’t survive in the wild for long as the white color ruins their camouflage.

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White Peacock Walking on Grass

Of course, we need to distinguish the correct way to refer to peacocks, as in this article we are technically talking about male peafowl. It is easier to refer to them as peacocks as this is more generally understood.

The White Peacock - Owlcation

These birds were a delicacy in medieval times, they were displayed on plates for guests, although according to a report, the meat is not very tender.

🔥 White peacocks extremely rare, They are native to India, and are also  found in the grasslands of Australia.: NatureIsFuckingLit

RELATED: Top 5 Feathery Facts You Didn’t Know About The Peacock

Written by Joe Kahlo

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