September 9, 2014

India Blue

Peacock, Bandhavgarh National Park, India
September 9, 2014
India Blue

Species: Peacock | Location: Bandhavgarh National Park, India

A male peacock displays his feathers in India's Bandhavgarh National Park during NHA's Grand India Wildlife Adventure.  Female peacocks (technically called peahens) have relatively mundane plumage compared to the males.  Females choose their male suitors based on who has the most colorful train feathers.  Adult peacocks are among the largest flying birds on earth with a wingspan up to five feet.

About The Photographer

Cropped eric rock

Eric's illustrious career began in Alaska in 1989, where he worked as a field researcher on many of the state’s diverse animal species, including river otters, waterfowl, moose and reindeer. He also served as the Head Naturalist at Kantishna Roadhouse Lodge in Denali National Park. Read Eric's bio to learn more about him!

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