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Mr. Peacock

Mr. Peacock
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot SX210IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-15 16:51
Viewed: 3780
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Indian Blue Peafowl
Pavo cristatus

Other Names: Indian Peafowl, Blue Peafowl, Common Peafowl

Range: Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka. Many feral populations exist throughout the world.

Habitat: Varied, deciduous forests, cultivated lands and near villages.

Description: Unmistakable, could only possibly be confused with the Green Peafowl. Males are large, with a long ornate tail used for courtship. Distinguishable from Pavo muticus in having a royal blue neck and breast; facial skin is white, crest is fan shaped. Immature males have varied plumage, but will have the fan-shaped crest and mottled blue upperparts. Second year males show a smaller tail, often without ocelli. By the third year, they reach full plumage and sexual maturity. The tail may continue to grow for another two to three years. Males will molt and lose their tails each year in late summer.

Description, Female: Rather drab in comparison to the male. Facial skin and crest shape same as in male, but crest is brown. The throat is white, breast and back of neck green; abdomen pale buff to cream, rest of body light brownish-gray.

Status in Wild: Very common in most areas of the natural range.

Interesting Facts: The National Bird of India. This species is sometimes simply called the Peacock; the peacock is the male, females are known as peahens and the young are peachicks. Pavo is Latin for peafowl. cristatus is Latin for crested. Peafowl have been kept in captivity for many centuries and have been reported in ancient Egyptian, Roman and Greek history.


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Manyee, great head shot of the Peacock. Good job. Have a great weekend, Bill

  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-07-15 19:43]

Hello Manyee!
Great portrait with wonderful colors and impressive DOF! Congrats ! I love it so much! TFS
Best regards from,

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2011-07-15 22:49]

wonderful close-up of peacock. nice work. great contrast. TFS.

Hi ManYee,
You achieved very nice detail in this wonderful and cololorful image of the peacock.

Hallo Manyee
A superb capture, it looks so graceful. Crystal clear with great colours and a great point of view. A top class photograph. The Peacock is a beautiful bird and you have captured it perfectly, showing all its beauty to the best. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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