Did you know?

The collective term for peacocks and peahens is peafowl.

A family of peafowl is called a bevy, ostentation, muster, and/or party.

Males are peacocks.

Females are peahens.

Peacocks and peahens as symbols in my novel . . .

In my debut novel, the main character, Holly Banks, moves to the idyllic Village of Primm and finds herself at the center of a mystery while villagers fight to save the life of their town mascot, a twenty-five-foot-tall, forty-foot-wide topiary peahen named Plume.

Plume is an important symbol in the novel, but she’s not the only storyline nor is she the only oddball thing you’ll find in the Village of Primm.

I’d love to tell you more, but well, as the ole saying goes, you’ll have to read the novel . . . a quirky little story about fitting in, letting go, and challenging the status quo.

In the meantime . . .

Quiz: Can you match the group name with the type of bird?

1. What do you call a group of parrots?

a. company; b. host; c. raft; or d. siege

2. What do you call a group of turkeys?

a. skein; b. rafter; c. company; or d. spring

3. What do you call a group of owls?

a. parliment; b. seige; c. tidings; or d. week

4. What do you call a group of doves?

a. flock; b. cluck; c. nest; or d. dole

5. What do you call a group of ravens?

a. muster; b. unkindness; c. murder: or d. awk

How’d you do? Answers at the bottom of this post.

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  2. b
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