Mating Dance & Display of Breeding plumage!!
id: Indian peafowl male
This male was performing dance as ritual to attract females around by raising his beautiful tail..
Its a huge burden they carry and most of the time because of this burden they cannot escape danger..
Yes they can fly with this but not for a long distance..
And they look Fabulous when in Flight..
The Indian peafowl or blue peafowl , a large and brightly coloured bird, is a species of peafowl native to South Asia, but introduced in many other parts of the world.
The male, or 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 feathers are raised into a fan and quivered in a display during courtship. Despite the length.. more