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I came across a blank in a sentence which was:

The peacock is perhaps the most beautiful _____ male birds.

What should I fill there? Of or among?

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    Updated the answer, sorry for misleading you Mar 4 '19 at 17:23
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It should be among.

The peacock is perhaps the most beautiful among male birds.

After some research, I came to the conclusion that of is also acceptable here.

The peacock is perhaps the most beautiful of male birds.

When it comes down to comparing related things, of is a perfectly valid option.

The blue whale is the largest of all the animals.

He's the best looking of the three brothers.

The Eiffel Tower is the most famous of all Paris's landmarks.

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