Tuesday, December 17, 2013

SRI LANKA ~ Indian Peacock - Yala National Park

...Today a beautiful male Indian Peacock showing its feathers ...probably one of the most recognizable birds of the world...wonderful metallic colored greens and blues...
Thanks Ravindra and  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too ^^!

With lovely bright stamp:
The 23rd Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) (Issued 14-11-2013)

Indian Peafowl are a common sight in the dry zone jungles of Sri Lanka and are probably one of the most easily recognisable birds in the area.

The male's tail is fully developed after it reaches the 4 year mark. The males are known for raising their train in the shape of a fan and quivering them as part of a courtship display. Their diet consists of berries, grain, snakes, lizards and small rodents.

They are most active at dawn and dusk and tend to stay hidden during the heat of the day. When disturbed they prefer to run through the undergrowth and will avoid taking flight.

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