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White Peacocks

Peacocks are beautiful creatures without any doubt, but  it is so amazing when you encounter a white peacock devoid of any color. These birds look so graceful and almost like heavenly creatures as they move and dance. I fell in  love with this beautiful bird on my visit to a national reserve.

Somehow the color white always  looks so pure and serene. Don’t get me wrong, I love the brilliant colors of the normal peacocks but the white peacock was a whole different experience.

White peacocks are not albinos as I previously thought, white peacocks are the result of genetic variation. The difference between albino peacocks and white peacocks is that albinos have red eyes and delicate pinkish skin.

White peafowls were originally found in India and SriLanka , but the British invasions and colonization of these countries had seen the spread of the white peafowl to a Europe and America. White peafowls have been bred in captivity for their grace and beauty.

Peacocks feed on fruits , seeds, insects and reptiles , they are specially fond of small snakes.

The white peafowls are not endangered but their cousins the green peafowl is listed among the endangered birds. The Congo peafowl is listed among the vulnerable birds.

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