Thursday, September 21, 2017

Calling and display by peacocks (Pavo cristatus) at Mansion House Historic Reserve, Kawau Island, New Zealand

TitleCalling and display by peacocks (Pavo cristatus) at Mansion House Historic Reserve, Kawau Island, New Zealand
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsBeauchamp, AJ
JournalNotornis
Volume61
Issue1
Pagination27-34
Type of ArticleFull Article
KeywordsKawau Island, Pavo cristatus, Peafowl
Abstract

Information was collected on the calling and display behaviour of 3 peacocks in the absence of peahens at Mansion House Historic Reserve, Kawau Island. The peacocks used an exploded lek display structure from late August to late December. Peacocks predominantly used the eow and occasionally the ka notes during tail displays but were silent during many displays. The overall composition of call notes given during the breeding period differed from than those used in a large dense peafowl breeding population in Japan.

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