by Lokendra Rathore February. 16, 2010 2519 views

‘The gorgeous peacock is the glory of God’.A sanskrit verse says.It seems the poachers are only interested in its white meat and eggs and tail feathers and not in its glorifying God.Due to poaching and use of pesticides their numbers are decreasing alarmingly.It is the national bird of India.

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According to the scriptures it was thought to be a vehicle of Goddess Saraswati( Goddess of learning),Kartikeya(god of war) and Subrahmanya (god of yogic powers).

Alexander the great took back with him to Greece 200 birds and they spread to western Asia,north Africa,Europe and America.

It is said that on the peacock throne of Emperor Shah Jahan there were two figures of bejeweled peacocks.

Indian Peacock has fan shaped tips to their tail feathers and the Burmese sub species has pointed tips.The peacock unfurls these feathers to attract the pea hen.They shed all their tail feathers every year and grow new ones.

The Peacock is the first bird to sound the alarm of the approach of a tiger or a leopard in the jungle.

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Andrea 10 years, 8 months ago

Nice bird.

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