For the king had at sea a navy of Tharshish with the navy of Hiram: once in three years came the navy of Tharshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks. (1 Kings 10:22)
We have just arrived home from a shortened vacation due to a health issue. We got as far as Charleston, S. C. before turning around and drifting back home.
We were able to visit a few places, the Magnolia Plantation, for one, in Charleston. We were greeted at the entrance by at least 6 or 7 Peacocks. Also at the Petting Zoo, they had two female Peafowl with very young peachicks. As far as I could tell, these were Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). Peacocks are actually Peafowl and belong to the Pheasant & Allies Phasianidae Family.
I have never seen peachicks before and thought it cute that they have the little tufts on their heads that will eventually grow those top feathers.
“First, the “Peacocks” are the males. The females are called “Peahen” and their chicks are called “Peachicks.” Collectively the birds are called Peafowl. They all belong to the Phasianidae – Pheasants, Fowl & Allies Family.” (From Birds of the Bible – Peacocks II
Here are some of the photos of the peacocks there at the Plantation.
To find out more about Peacocks (Peafowl):
- Birds of the Bible – Peacocks
- Birds of the Bible – Pied Peacock and Allies
- Birds of the Bible – Peacocks II
- Phasianidae – Pheasants, Fowl & Allies Family
- Magnolia Plantation
- Peafowl – Answers
PS. Sorry about the quickly edited photos. I’ve had the blog on “auto-pilot” for over a week, but ran out of pre-scheduled blogs.