Peacock ( National bird of India )


~~~~~~~~~~ NATIONAL         BIRD      OF          INDIA ~~~~~~~~~~~~



Enjoying Rain 😀



Peacock (Pavo cristatus), which is a symbol of grace, joy, beauty and love is the national bird of India. Peacock occupies a respectable position in Indian culture and is protected not only by religious sentiments but also by parliamentary statute. The Indian peacock is a colourful, swan-sized bird with a fan-shaped crest of feathers on its head, a white patch under the eye and a long-slender neck. The male peacock is more colourful than the female one.



In India people believe that whenever the cock spread its tails in an ornamental fashion, it indicates that rain is imminent. In a way it is partly true. At the sight of dark clouds the bird outspreads its tail and starts dancing in rhythmic fashion.



The male peacock has a glossy blue breast and a magnificent bronze-green colored tail of around 200 extended feathers. The female peacock is brownish, slightly smaller than the male and does not have a tail. The dance of the male peacock by fanning out the tail and shaking the feathers is a treat to watch,.



Found wild in India (and also domesticated in villages) they live in jungle lands near water. They were once bred for food but now hunting of peacocks is banned in India. The peahen has no plumage. These birds do not sound as beautiful as they look— they have a harsh call.



They were once bred for food but now hunting of peacocks is banned in India. It is fully protected under the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972


Why is peacock the national bird of India?

In 1963, the peacock was declared the National Bird of India because of its rich religious and legendary involvement in Indian traditions. The criteria for this choice were many. The bird must be well-distributed within the country so it could truly ‘national’. It must be recognisable to the common man. It must lend itself to formal depiction, i.e. abstract depiction on government publications, etc. It must not be confused with the bird emblem of any other nation. It should be associated with Indian myths and legends. The peacock fit the bill.


Hope you Enjoyed it 😀 He is really beautiful and it was fun to take his Snaps he co-operated with me lit’l , hahaha …..  😀

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30 responses to “Peacock ( National bird of India )

  1. Beautiful photos, Parth, just beautiful.

    I don’t understand fashions where people pluck the feathers from animals to wear them on a hat or whatever. Sorry to think of this, but I am reminded of it. The peacock owns these feathers: all his.

    • i agree with you my friend , i dont know what to say but yeah people now a days are kind of evil they don’t think about others hmm animals need to live in peace , instead of peace they are getting vanished day by day …. thanks for visiting 😀

  2. gr8 snaps dude…as usual…it must be scary when a bird is on ur top…..i hope he did’nt pee/shit on you! 🙂

  3. Bel oiseau.
    Quant j’étais enfant, j’habitais prés d’un parc qui abritait des paons j’entendais leurs cris, la nuit.
    Quand j’entend le cri d’un paon je retourne toujours ver mon enfance.

  4. merveilleuses photographies, helas je ne comprend pas l’anglais enfin pas tout, et je ne vois pas de traducteur,
    votre blog est tres interessant je le ressent,
    merci a vous de votre partage sur le mien au sujet de l’Albatros

  5. I did not know that peacocks were the national bird of India.
    I learn something new every day, it seems.
    Peacocks are such beautiful birds, but a lady told me that that they can be rather noisy? She said a group of peacocks were living close to her backyard and every morning they woke her up, just like roosters would! I have never heard the sound of a peacock.

    • Hey Mary… You should listen to them when you get the chance… Yes they are a lot like rooster call in the morning… But I would rather wake up by their calls then the noise of my alarm clock… Nature is so beautiful… ❤

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