Peacocks

The Bird of Natural Selection

What is Natural Selection?

Natural selection is the process by which forms of life having traits that better enable them to adapt to specific environmental pressures, as predators, changes in climate, or competition for food or mates, will tend to survive and reproduce in greater numbers than others of their kind, thus ensuring the perpetuation of those favorable traits in succeeding generations.

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how do they find a mate?

Female peacocks look for the male that has the brightest, biggest, and boldest tail. If there is a peacock that has a very small and bull tail, the less likely it will be able to reproduce. Now there is a very small population of bull tailed peacocks. That's because all of the bright tailed peacocks reproduced.

Why is it an example of natural selection?

If the peacocks tail is bright then it has a bigger chance of reproducing. which is a product in natural selection. Now since there is less of a population of the dull colored peacocks, they have become very rare. However the bright colored peacocks have reproduced many times.

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