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Wednesday, 3 August 2011

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The peahen is less flash than her male counterpart which features on the Iranian Coat of Arms

New York - At his Park Avenue home this afternoon wannabe Shahanshah Reza Pahlavi, son of deposed Peacock Throne ex-incumbent Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, was seen rummaging around for birdseed in a bid to woo the magical creature to his roofgarden oasis.

The Iranian dynasty scion seemed awestruck by the omen which has seen a Central Park Zoo's male peafowl escape its confines at the start of Ramadan.

Pahlavi family also-rans have made Upper East Side their home-in-exile, close to where the fugitive bird was last spotted huddling against a Fifth Avenue condominium window.

Legend has it that ancient Persian alchemists thought the 'fantail' of the peacock - the cauda pavonis - played a pivotal role in turning base metals into gold.

Indeed, Aesop's Fable of the Goose That Laid Golden Eggs may have been based on this ages-old folklore.

And with the soaraway bullion market pointing to gold at $2000 per oz His Royal Altitude may have every reason to court the runaway New York bird.

However neighboring New York Exotic Birds Society world president Mrs Gloria Phoenix-Quail was none too happy at the news, citing extreme 'barbecue rituals' as part of the alchemy gnosis behind the pursuit of the avian Philosopher's Stone.

"Darned neighbor probably just wants to catch and eat that darlin bird," she tweeted in warning at the imminent scam.

"Wanna see pix of him in a Mothman costume, heheh?"

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