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Peahen caught on camera brooding her eggs in wildlife sanctuary


Yod Dome Wildlife Sanctuary on Thursday caught a peahen on camera while sitting on her eggs in Thod Ja Pong forest just 500 metres away from the sanctuary’s field office in Ubon Ratchathani province.

“Officials of the sanctuary were patrolling the area on Thursday morning and found a nest with five eggs, so they set up a camera to get pictures and video of the owner,” said Chaiwat Limlikhit-aksorn, head of Ubon Ratchathani Protected Area Regional Office 9.

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“Seeing a wild peahen brooding her eggs is a rare sight even for sanctuary officials. This will be a good opportunity for us to study the life and behaviours of wild peafowls.”

Chaiwat added that peacocks usually built a nest on flat ground covered with bushes or dried leaves.

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“Peahens lay 3-6 eggs per time which usually hatch in 26 days. Their newborns will be covered with soft small feathers and will follow their mother around for at least six months, before they leave their mum and look for food alone,” he added.

Published : March 05, 2021

By : THE NATION