I was thinking about young birds that are out of the nest and into the world. When I looked at pictures of young peacocks and peahens, I noticed something that I had taken for granted without thinking about it.
If you see a young version of a peacock, you would have trouble recognizing him as a peacock. This is because the youngsters are brownish in color. The young ones are cute as little buttons.
The coloring of a lot of young birds who aren’t able to be on their own is dull. I figure that the bland colors help them be protected from predators. The little birds blend right into their natural backgrounds.
All of the pictures are from Wikipedia Commons.
This first picture is by, Ann Harrison. She called the little peacocks pealets. That is the best name for them. I wish it would come into standard use.
By, Tangopaso. At Zoo, d’Attilly.
At the Zurich Zoo, Switzerland by, Winkleboehner from Sxhwietz.This last picture is also by Ann Harrison. The caption is: Baby it’s cold outside. Parent and children are stepping very carefully so that they don’t slip.