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Peacock

Upperside

  • Distinctive large eyespots (which resemble those on the tail feathers of the Peacock bird) on rich red wings are its characteristic defense against predators

Underside

  • Almost black which is excellent for camouflage against a tree trunk
  • It can produce a warning noise in addition when disturbed!
Size

Large

Distribution

Throughout Britain and Ireland

Habitat

Common and found in a range of habitats

 

Similar Species

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