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Down in St Augustine at the Fountain of Youth…please don’t ask me if the theory works I don’t think so, but a great story..I tried the water but don’t think any of my lines disappeared from my face LOL,,,maybe in the future who knows.

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 species was first named and described by Linnaeus in 1758. The name Pavo cristatus is still in use now. The male peacock 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 a duller brown plumage. The Indian Peafowl is found mainly on the ground in open forest or on land under 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 in small groups and will usually try to escape on foot through undergrowth and avoid flying, though they will fly into tall trees to roost. The bird is celebrated in Indian and Greek mythology and is the national bird of India. The Indian Peafowl is listed as of Least Concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
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Comments

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithabout 1 year ago

    Love it,……Beautiful capture,….

  • Thank you very much John, always appreciated:))

    – Kate Adams

  • LjMaxx
    LjMaxxabout 1 year ago

    Just love seeing the feathers all open like this. Beautiful~ :) LjM

  • WOW! lovely to see you again…thank you so much for the great comments:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Tarrby
    Tarrbyabout 1 year ago

    What a great capture Kate, I think it is so hard to get a good composition of a peacock displaying, but you have captured and cropped it perfectly. xx

  • Thank you so much for the great comments Brian:))

    – Kate Adams

  • peaky40
    peaky40about 1 year ago

    Awesome work Kate, love this too! Wow!

  • Thank you so much for the great comments Roy:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Janone
    Janoneabout 1 year ago

    Wow.. It fit the whole picture, Katey..lol
    Very well taken, beautiful picture of it.
    Jan

  • Thank you so much for the great comments Jan:))

    – Kate Adams

  • John44
    John44about 1 year ago

    Beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    fav

  • Thank you very much and for the fave too John:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Astrid Ewing Photography
    Astrid Ewing P...about 1 year ago

    Stunning!

  • Thank you so much for the lovely comments Astrid :))

    – Kate Adams

  • NordicBlackbird
    NordicBlackbirdabout 1 year ago

    Gorgeous, Kate! :-) such elegance, xx

  • Hi Nat, good to see you, thanks so much for the great comments my friend xox:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseabout 1 year ago

    Absolutely gorgeous, Kate!!

  • Thank you for the lovely comments Dorothy..have a great evening:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithabout 1 year ago

    Very well captured Kate. Nice composition.

  • Thank you so much Christine, have a great evening:))

    – Kate Adams

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