11 June 2006

National Bird

The Indian Peacock, Pavo cristatus (Linnaeus), the national bird of India, is a colourful, swan-sized bird with a fan-shaped crest of the feathers on its head, a white patch under the eye and a spectacular bronze-green tail of around 200 elongated feathers. The female is brownish, slightly smaller than the male and lacks the tail. The elaborate courtship dance of the male by fanning out the tail and quivering the feathers is a gorgeous sight.

The peacock is widely found in the Indian sub-continent from the south and east of the Indus river, Jammu and Kashmir, East Assam, South Mizoram and the whole of the Indian peninsula.
The peacock enjoys full protection under the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

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Peacock represents a colourful life.
Thanks to CHYK
Ref: Awakening Indians To India