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Very interesting Graeme.  Thanks for sharing.  


In the peacock video at the bottom, the peacock seemed to be desperately trying to gain the attention of one particular peahen, but she wanted nothing to do with him so he did his dance for the other peahen.  If at first you don't succeed, move on to the next available option.  

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How peacocks shake their tail feathers


The lead-in to the article states,


Male peacocks fan their colourful rear feathers and shake them, but somehow keep their plumes' iridescent circles, or eyespots, nearly still, like a fixed stare.


Since this is an author's website, I'll point out that writing "male peacock" is as redundant as writing "male cock" when referring to a rooster. The gender-neutral name for the species is peafowl.

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