|Copyright: Eric Threinen (Eric)
|Date Taken: 2005-04|
|Camera: Canon 350D, 75-300mm, 58mm UV|
|Exposure: 1/500 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2005-09-27 18:45|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]|
A great classic that any animalist photographer must have in his collection. This splendid specimen of indian peacock was taken in the African reserve of Sigean (near Narbonne in France).
Species: P. cristatus
The Indian Peafowl, Pavo cristatus, is a species of bird in the peafowl genus Pavo of the pheasant family, Phasianidae. The Indian Peafowl is a resident breeder in India and Sri Lanka.
It is a forest bird which nests on the ground laying 4-8 eggs. It eats mainly seeds, but also some insects and fruit.
The Indian Peacock has beautiful iridescent blue-green plumage. His tail feathers have a series of eyes that are best seen when it is fanned. The female plumage is a mixture of dull green, grey and iridescent blue, with the greenish-grey predominating. Females lack the long tails of the male. The male is called a peacock, the female a peahen.
Peafowl are most notable for the male's extravagant tail, a result of sexual selection, which it displays as part of courtship.
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