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Peacock love songs lure eavesdropping females from afar

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The distinctive call that male peacocks make right before mating poses a puzzle for scientists. For one, he's already got the girl. What's more, the calls could alert potential predators that an easy meal is near. In a new study, researchers found that the love sounds made by amorous peacocks drew eavesdropping females from afar. Announcing the fact that he's getting a girl could help a male attract additional mates, the researchers say.WTg93AAflZM

 

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Deep in the scrublands of Keoladeo National Park in northwest India, one thing was hard for biologist Jessica Yorzinski to ignore: It wasn't the heat. It wasn't the jackals. It was the squawks of peacocks in the throes of passion.

 

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