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Peacock-The glory of the Gods


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Peacock-The glory of the Gods

  1. 1. Peacock Pavo cristatus Indian Peafowl
  2. 2. ‘The glory of the God’ <ul><li>Peacock, The national bird of India, is also the vehicle of Karthikeya-the God of War, Saraswati- The Goddess of learning and Subrahmanya-The God of Yogic powers. </li></ul><ul><li>In the jungle it is the first bird to sound the alarm at the approach of a Tiger or a Leopard. </li></ul><ul><li>Male green peafowl (Pavo Muticus) can be crossed with peahen to produce a hybrid called ‘Spalding’. </li></ul><ul><li>A male Peacock is one of the largest flying birds. Peafowl can live up to 20 years and are omnivores. </li></ul><ul><li>They have been kept as pets for thousands of years. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The magnificent train feathers of a Peacock can fan out and are used during courtship rituals. Where the size & color influence the female in choosing its mate. Peacocks can mate with more than one peahen in one breeding season. </li></ul>
  4. 11. Links <ul><li>This Jaipur </li></ul><ul><li>Karan’s Guesthouse </li></ul><ul><li>This Pinkcity …in 1000 words </li></ul>