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The Indian National Emblem

The male Peacock or scientifically known as Pavo cristatus (Linnaeus) is the the national bird of India.

 

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It is a colorful, swan-sized bird, with a fan-shaped crest of feathers, a white patch under the eye and a long, slender neck. The male of the species is more colorful than the female, with a glistening blue breast and neck and a spectacular bronze-green train of around 200 elongated feathers. The female is brownish, slightly smaller than the male, and lacks the train. The elaborate courtship dance of the male, fanning out the tail and preening its feathers, is a gorgeous sight.

The peacock is widely found in the Indian sub-continent from the south and east of the Indus river, Jammu and Kashmir, east Assam, south Mizoram and the whole of the Indian peninsula. Peacocks are related to pheasants. Found wild in India (and also domesticated in villages) they live in jungle lands near water. 

They were once bred for food but now hunting of peacocks is banned in India. The Peacock enjoys protection from the people as it is never molested for religious and sentimental reasons. It is fully protected under the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

  1. Indian Flag   
  2. JANA GANA MANA - Indian National Anthem  
  3. VANDE MATARAM -Indian Ntional Song
  4. LOTUS - Indian National Flower   
  5. TIGER - Indian National Animal   
  6. PEACOCK - Indian National Bird
  7. LION OF SARNATH - IndianNational Emblem   
  8. HINDI - Indian National Language  
  9. RUPEE & PAISE - Indian National Currency


 

 

 

 

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