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653 views on 09.12.2012

Specie: Indian Peafowl, female
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
1/640s * F/2.8 * 200mm * ISO400

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animal, animals, beak, bird, birds, blue, green, indian peafowl, peacock, peafowl

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  • duncandragon
    duncandragonalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful bird portrait!

  • Thanks Duncan!

    – Dominika Aniola

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 4 years ago

    wonderful photography Dominika :) ) look at those feathers!! is this a female..oh yes…i see it is …still very very pretty isn’t she :) x

  • Oh yes, she was a very good model also. :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Cheers!

    – Dominika Aniola

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • Cheers!

    – Dominika Aniola

  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHessealmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous portrait; you’ve captured ‘human’ qualities in this bird!

  • Thanks Jolante!

    – Dominika Aniola

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 3 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work
    .

  • Thanks Ann!

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroabout 2 years ago

  • Cheers!

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Joe Helms
    Joe Helmsabout 2 years ago

    Isn’t he an interesting little fellow…love it….oxoxo

  • That’s a she, actually. :)) thanks a lot!

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Joe Helms
    Joe Helmsabout 2 years ago

    I mean fellow traveler ..:)….love it, Great portfolio….oxoxo

  • Thank you Joe :))

    – Dominika Aniola

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