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.
The peahen is unfortunately not as spectacular as the Peacock, but the sea green neck is still gorgeous.
Interestingly over a dozen peacocks near an ancient well.( the four pillars are unique to Medieval India) . I wonder why there are no Peahens ?
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 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.