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Indian Peafowl - male Peacock

Scientific name: Pavo cristatus
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae

Also called: Common Peafowl, Blue Peafowl

The Indian Peafowl is a resident breeder in the Indian subcontinent and has been introduced into many parts of the world and feral populations exist in many introduced regions. The peacock is the national bird of India and 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 seeds, insects, fruits, small mammals and reptiles.

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Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
With Canon 1.4x TC, 1/100s f/5.6 at 280mm ISO 400 with Flash full exif

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Guest 01-Jun-2010 01:17
look and you will see the yellow in his cheek patch, this is frokm cross breeding with the Green Peafowl, so this is not a pure Blue.
Doug J19-Dec-2008 16:49
Hi Seraphima - unfortunately I'm not familiar with the bird you described. This site has a lot of photos and be helpful.
Guest 19-Dec-2008 03:16
Hi, my name is Seraphima and when I was in Germany, I saw a bird that looked like a peacock, same size and all, but it was black with a white breast. It had perched in a large birch tree and it took its' tale feathers and brought it around the branch and made a fan in front of itself with its' tale feathers then look over the top of it. I will never forget the sight of it looking down at me in my kitchen window. It flew off after awhile but it was a labored flight. Do you know what kind of bird this it? For many years I have thought of this bird and would love to know what it is called. I will be so grateful to you if you have the name of this bird for me. Thank you for any and all information. Seraphima
Robyco20-Jan-2007 21:55
real good picture.
The combination of lens with 1.4x is a great investment, but shot is also GREAT !