Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Peacock in a Box

This is another post where I just show pictures of weird-ass nature that I see at work. Today, I have one of the coolest mostly flightless birds ever invented. Apparently you can keep peafowl as pets, as evident by these pictures. There are two of them, a male (peacock) and a female (peahen). The male is rather obvious.

There are three kinds of peafowl, these particular peafowl are Indian Peafowl, pavo cristatus, and are probably the most recognizable of the three species. It is also the national symbol of India. These birds are most closely related to tragopans, pheasants, and junglefowl.