Male Indian Peafowl dancing

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Male Indian Peafowl – video grab.

This male Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus), commonly known as peacock, is in full courtship display. The iridescent long tail feathers are dotted with large “eyes” that are variously coloured to dazzle the females, Strutting around the females (known as peahens), the peacock turns around to also display the white feather shafts that provide contrast.

Male Indian Peafowl – video grab.

Peahens can be seen moving around as the peacock makes its display (see video below).

Lakshmi Ravishankar
India
3rd July 2018

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