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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: 19.03.2010
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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  • casa
    casaabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful Blue!

  • Thank you :)))

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibabout 2 years ago

    Such a beautiful bird. Great shot Dominika!

  • Thank you very much :))

    – Dominika Aniola

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful!!!!

  • Thanks Lorilee :)

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  • andy551
    andy551about 2 years ago

    I love this,amazing work!!!

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  • sethworx
    sethworxabout 2 years ago

    Excellent and superb work!

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  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamabout 2 years ago

    wow hes a beauty – and an awesome lookng pic !

  • Thank you Dean :))

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  • peaky40
    peaky40about 2 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Dominika!

  • Thank you very much!! :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • evon ski
    evon skiabout 2 years ago

    Such a striking portrait of the male peacock, so reagal in his natural plummage. This is a wonderful capture and the information you have supplied is very informative. Your piece has been chosen to be featured this week.

  • Thank you very much Yvonca!

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroabout 2 years ago


    9th Oct

  • Thank you Maria!

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Cheers!

    – Dominika Aniola

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