As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Wait, is that a white peacock in the tree?

Posted on: 7:58 am, May 14, 2014, by FOX 4 Newsroom, updated on: 08:15am, May 14, 2014

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Shake your tail feathers, friends. Wednesday morning a FOX 4 viewer woke up to “loud squawking.” When she went to investigate, she spotted this:

We think it’s a white peacock. If it’s yours, it’s currently in the area of 1200 S. Franklin Drive in Independence, Mo. After seeing the bird on FOX 4 News, a viewer contacted us and said the bird’s owner is her neighbor.

According to Mark Alford, peacock expert extraordinaire, the male bird is called a peacock. A female is called a peahen. We aren’t sure if this is actually a male or a female, but since peacock is the term most people are familiar with this, we’re calling it that.

Neighbors stood watch and took appropriate action.

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