Peafowl with young ones
|Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h)
|Date Taken: 2007-10-12|
|Camera: Nikon D-200, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/40 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-12-14 9:02|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Indian Peafowl, Pavo cristatus also known as the Common Peafowl or the Blue Peafowl is one of the species of bird in the genus Pavo of the Phasianidae family known as peafowl. The Indian Peafowl is a resident breeder in the Indian subcontinent. The peacock is the national bird of India.|
The species is found in dry semi-desert grasslands, scrub and deciduous forests. It forages and nests on the ground but roosts on top of trees. It eats mainly seeds, but also some insects, fruits and reptiles.
Females are about 86 cm (34 in) long and weigh about 3.4 kg (7.4 lbs), while males average at about 2.12 m (7.3 ft) in full breeding plumage (107 cm/42 in when not) and weigh about 5 kg (11 lbs). The male is called a peacock, the female a peahen. The Indian Peacock has iridescent blue-green plumage.Peafowl are most notable for the male's extravagant display feathers, despite actually growing from their back is known as a 'tail' and also known as a train, a result of sexual selection, which it displays as part of courtship.
They lay a clutch of 4-8 eggs which take 28 days to hatch. The eggs are light brown and are laid every other day usually in the afternoon. The male does not assist with the rearing, and is polygamous with up to six hens.
This peafowl had small young ones and came out to feedon some grains... in Karanji lake area. It gave me just 30 seconds to take pictures. It was very shy. I could only take 3 pics.
Its quite rare sight to see This national Bird of India , with its chicks.
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- [2007-12-14 9:28]
great picture.its indeed a great chance to see this lovely sight.you made it..from this all can view this picture.nice details too,