Pied

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2023-07-18 Snargl 0 minute 0 second

What kind of animal is Pied?

Pied is not a specific kind of animal, but a term that describes a certain coloration pattern that some animals have.

Pied animals have a mix of white and another color, usually black, on their fur, feathers, or scales.

The white areas are caused by a lack of pigmentation in the skin and hair cells.

Some examples of pied animals are:
  • Piebald horses: These are horses that have black and white patches on their coats.
    They can have different patterns, such as tobiano, overo, or sabino, depending on how the white spots are distributed and shaped.
    Piebald horses are also called pinto or paint horses in North America.
  • Pied crows: These are crows that have white feathers on their necks, chests, and lower wings, contrasting with their black bodies, heads, and tails.
    They are common in sub-Saharan Africa, where they live in various habitats, from urban areas to savannas.
    They are very adaptable and intelligent birds, feeding on a variety of foods and learning to use tools.
  • Piebald peacocks: These are peacocks that have white spots or patches on their otherwise colorful plumage.
    They are a rare variant of the Indian peafowl, caused by a genetic condition called leucism, which reduces the production of melanin.
    They are not albino, as they still have some pigmentation and normal eye color.
    They are often bred in captivity for their unique appearance.
Pied animals are fascinating to observe, as they display nature's diversity and creativity.

They often stand out from their surroundings and their own species, making them easy to recognize and admire.

However, being pied can also have some disadvantages, such as reduced camouflage, increased predation, or social discrimination.

Therefore, pied animals face different challenges and opportunities in their natural environments.
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What does the Pied look like?

One of the most famous examples of the Pied is the Pied Piper of Hamelin, a legendary figure who wore a coat of yellow and red stripes and played a pipe that could enchant rats and children.

According to the legend, he was hired by the town of Hamelin to get rid of the rats, but when the town refused to pay him, he lured the children away with his music and never returned them.

The Pied is a colorful and interesting word that can be used to describe a variety of things that have a multicolored appearance.

It can also be associated with the mysterious and magical story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, who used his pipe to charm and deceive.
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