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Sexual Selection: Why Do Peacocks Have Elaborate Trains?

Synopsis
Shows a feral population of peafowl filmed at Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire, and a wild population at two tiger reserves in Rajasthan in Northern India. The courtship behaviour of peacock and peahen is shown in detail, and evidence for male-male competition or female choice examined.
Series
Evolution, Course S365
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1992
Availability
Off-air recording licence
Sale; 1998 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
animal behaviour; courtship behaviour; evolution; peafowl

Credits

Producer
David Jackson
Writer
Marion Petrie
Cast
Marion Petrie 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Name

Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation

Web
http://www.eb.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 312 347 7944
Fax
+1 312 347 7903
Address
Chicago, IL 60604
USA

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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