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Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) - the Quintessential Peacock | by David Cook Wildlife Photography
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Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) - the Quintessential Peacock

Yala National Park, Southern Province, Sri Lanka.

 

I couldn't resist this quintessential shot. Of all the peacocks I have ever seen, I can't remember ever seeing a male performing "live", only on film or in photos. We saw many of these beautiful birds in the many national parks and reserves we visited in Sri Lanka, and being native to the sub-continent it was nice to see them in their natural environment, rather than as pets or in zoos.

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Taken on February 21, 2010