As I sprinkle some parrot food from the pet-shop on a park table with the ‘scary’ photo camera close and on stand-bye, I notice that first the expendable peachicks take the bait, courageous and not yet fully aware of the possible dangers in life. Only after they have played the part of the canary in the mine, the peahens follow. Ultimately the peacock appears and the peachicks have to leave the table. Is the peacock not only vain but also a coward that would have left the titanic first? In the case of an attack on the family, he should be the slowest with all that pomp to carry around. Must he be the hero that has to be offered; while acting as a decoy so that the faster and camouflaged peahen and peachicks can escape? Polygamous means also no mourning is involved as the next in line immediately can take his place. The pigeons only appear after the peafowl have left the table and they all fly away at the first click of the camera. The crows even never show up and stay watching in the distance. They are said to be the smartest ones, the monogamous cowards.