Indian Peafowl

Scientific Name: Pavo cristatus
Common Name: Indian peafowl, Common peafowl
Other Names: Mor, Mayura

Identifying Features: blue neck, long tail , blue crest, blue body, green tail feathers, national bird

Fun Facts:

  • In 1963, the peafowl was declared the National Bird of India. Major reason behind this is the legendary and religious involvement of peafowls in Indian traditions.
  • In Hindu mythology, peafowl is believed to be the mode of transport of God Kartikeya.
  • One day old baby peafowl can walk, eat and drink without any assistance.

This image was clicked by Clarence Cooray via Flickr.

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