Amazing Peacocks

The  stunning  Peacock (  Scientific Name Pavo cristatus)  is the National  Bird of India.

India is also the Native habitat of this gorgeous bird.

I leave you with images captured across the country .

All images are of birds in the wild and none were in captivity.

close up
close up

The peahen is unfortunately not as spectacular as the Peacock, but the sea green neck is still gorgeous.

pea hen
pea hen

Interestingly over a dozen peacocks near an ancient well.( the four pillars are unique to Medieval India) . I wonder why there are no Peahens  ?

peacocks at a well
ONLY  peacocks at an ancient  well near the steps to a fort

Water is a precious commodity during  Indian summers. A langur ( see the pic below) rushes towards the hand pump ( in the foreground) where a peacock is drinking water.

the peacock a well and a langur
The Peacock ,a water hand pump and a Langur

The Peacock interestingly drops these magnificent feathers and regrows them at regular intervals throughout the year.(  a phenomena called called moulting).

Trust you will be curious to google more information on this large bird which roams free throughout the Indian subcontinent.


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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

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