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Specie: Indian Peafowl, male
Location: Wrocław ZOO, Poland

The Indian peafowl or Blue peafowl (Pavo cristatus) is a large and brightly coloured bird of the pheasant family native to South Asia, but introduced and semi-feral in many other parts of the world.

The peacock (male) is predominantly blue with a fan-like crest of spatula-tipped wire-like feathers and is best known for the long train made up of elongated upper-tail covert feathers which bear colourful eyespots. These stiff and elongated feathers are raised into a fan and quivered in a display during courtship.

The female lacks the train, has a greenish lower neck and has a duller brown plumage. They are found mainly on the ground in open forest or cultivation where they forage for berries, grains but will also prey on snakes, lizards, and small rodents.

Their loud calls make them easy to detect, and in forest areas, often indicate the presence of a predator such as a tiger. They forage on the ground, moving in small groups and will usually try to escape on foot through undergrowth and avoid flying. They will fly up into tall trees to roost, however.

It is a bird that is celebrated in Indian and Greek mythology and is the national bird of India.

Date taken: 18.03.2010
Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 70-200 mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO
1/320s * F/5 * 200mm * ISO800


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  • David Murphy
    David Murphyover 4 years ago

    Lovely Dom…….lovely focus, my friend!!

  • Thanks David. :))

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Ian Stevenson
    Ian Stevensonover 4 years ago

    Sensational perspective Dominika.

  • Thanks Ian. :))

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  • Tamara  Kenneally
    Tamara Kenneallyover 4 years ago

    Lovely shot!

  • Thank you Tamara!

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  • Bogdan Ciocsan
    Bogdan Ciocsanover 4 years ago

    nice focus Dominika hehe

  • Thanks Bogdan. Hugs:))

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  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    welltaken !LIZ

  • Thank you Liz :))

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  • RicAlexander
    RicAlexanderover 4 years ago

    Great sharp focus Dominika!

  • Thanks Ric:)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • AngelArtiste
    AngelArtisteover 4 years ago

    On jest Skarbiem! Jak on jest piekny!

  • oj tak :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • margotk
    margotkover 4 years ago

    Superb shot!

  • Thank you. :))

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Manolya  F.
    Manolya F.over 4 years ago

    what a beautiful thing!

  • Yes, he is!

    – Dominika Aniola

  • DragonflyDancer
    DragonflyDancerabout 4 years ago

    Excellent close up, Dominika!!

  • Thank you Sabrina :))

    – Dominika Aniola

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