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Indian Peacock (Blue Peafowl - Pavo cristatus) | by RayMorris1
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Indian Peacock (Blue Peafowl - Pavo cristatus)

The Blue Peafowl is the National Bird of India.

The male is more brightly coloured than the peahen. They live in S.E. Asia where their food includes berries, grain, snakes, lizards and rodents. They have a number of predators and produce loud warning calls indicating the presence of other animals such as tiger.

The Blue Peafowl is illegally hunted for its meat.

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Taken on March 1, 2011