Can Peafowl see in the dark ??

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by critters, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    posted in guinea fowl : can guinea's see in the dark ? and the answer was no...

    so I was thinking since the two birds are from the same family of birds that the peas
    would also be unable to see at night/in the dark...


    is this correct? can peafowl see in the dark ?
     
  2. This is absolutely a guess based upon experience on my part, but I believe their night vision is not very good. Any bird that roosts or hides at night like most of the domesticated poultry do not seem to see well at night. They are very easy to approach and catch which probably also has something to do with a biological trigger that essentially puts them in a state or sleep or rest in the dark.
     
  3. bdfive

    bdfive Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep some light in my 4 - 12 by 30 foot pens. Partially so I can see if I hear any noise out there and so they can let me know if a predator is trying to get to them. It's a totally safe enclosure except for maybe something tearing off the roof that is partially covered with polycarbonate material. We did that to let more light into the 10 foot part that on the ends that are a shed. I've read they don't see well nights. I look out ofter and they all sleep fine with the light.
     

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