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Photo: Color me bad

Photo: Timothy Riley

A female peafowl is called a peahen. A male is called a peacock. A white peacock is sometimes called an albino, but it is nothing of the sort. It is a color variation of the Indian Blue peacock. The lack of color in its feathers is due to a condition called Leucism, which is caused by a reduction in all types of skin pigment. Unlike a true albino bird, white peafowl have normally colored eyes. Whatever it is that makes them this way, they are stunning.

 
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