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Cape Town to Paternoster
South Africa


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 640 mm
Exposure 1/1000, f/5.6, ISO 800 
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Pfau Dutch  Blauwe Pauw
Italian  Pavone indiano Spanish  Pavo-real Común


Native of India, the Peacock is highly esteemed there and has become very tame, though truly wild birds are hard to see. This peacock was seen in the wild nearby the road from Cape Town to Paternoster.


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Indian Peafowl male
Pavo cristatus
Paon bleu

Jean-Michel PAULUS