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My neighbors large peacock has been in my yard making all kinds of noise these past few weeks. And he's getting progressively louder. It seems like his flock of peahens quit following him a few weeks ago and now he seems...lost. Today he started climbing up high on things to squawk. First he was on my roof, now, as I write this, he is about 16 feet up in a pine tree in my yard. I don't mind my neighbors peacocks. They pick the tics out of my yard and are all very friendly. I'm concerned about this peacock though. Is there any one who can help me understand why he's acting like this? Is there anything I can do to help the poor fella?
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Originally Posted by woodshen View Post

My neighbors large peacock has been in my yard making all kinds of noise these past few weeks. And he's getting progressively louder. It seems like his flock of peahens quit following him a few weeks ago and now he seems...lost. Today he started climbing up high on things to squawk. First he was on my roof, now, as I write this, he is about 16 feet up in a pine tree in my yard. I don't mind my neighbors peacocks. They pick the tics out of my yard and are all very friendly. I'm concerned about this peacock though. Is there any one who can help me understand why he's acting like this? Is there anything I can do to help the poor fella?

 

Hmmm, check with your neighbor -- it's possible that he/she wisely penned up the hens so they won't get eaten during breeding season when they start nesting on the ground.

 

Peacocks use that loud cry to attract hens to their breeding grounds ("leks") and he's trying to get them to show up.  There was a feral (once free range) flock over a mile from my house -- after the hens got trapped out and relocated, the stubborn and wily old male called so loudly that new hens showed up (no one knew from where -- nearest ones that I know of were a couple more miles away at the zoo)...  And the new hens stuck around and bred new babies, lol.  His calls were so loud that year that it was noisy at my house in the evenings from him yelling desperately for his lost hens.

 

He will still yell (but perhaps not quite so loudly) if he has a hen or two, preferably his hens...  So I'd see what's up with the neighbor.  The bird is just looking for female companionship and having reproductive hormones on his bird brain... 

 

The good news is that after breeding season, he'll go back to his quieter self.

-- The Accidental Peahen
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We used to have a peacock (got sick and died unfortunately), he was our only peafowl and he was VERY loud, every day. He must've been hoping a peahen would show up! We live in the country though so he was out of luck there.
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We used to have a peacock (got sick and died unfortunately), he was our only peafowl and he was VERY loud, every day. He must've been hoping a peahen would show up! We live in the country though so he was out of luck there.

Sounds as though you need some more then ;)

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Sounds as though you need some more then wink.png
I'd love to have more, they're gorgeous birds. I really miss the peacock!
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it depends on the bird too, I have one male who you'd never know he was there he's so quiet, and another who'll raise quite a racket over even the smallest thing.

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India Blues are obnoxiously noisy but, to us its music.

Gerald Barker
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