Proud and loud

June 9, 2015

I can’t believe when I looked back on my post on Ranthambore that I didn’t include anything on the peacocks! The peacock is the national bird of India. We saw numerous Pavo cristatus (Linnaeus) on our way through the Ranthambore National Park on the ground and in trees which I didn’t realize was a peacock thing. I thought they only hung out on the ground. When we didn’t see them we certainly could still hear them. The first time I heard a peacock scream at night I was concerned that someone was being hurt — someone female. The sound is very loud and somewhat alarming. For that very reason, tigers don’t like the peacocks. When tigers are hunting, the birds send out an alarm that the cats are near.

These aren’t great pictures, but they are a few that I captured while we were out.

Peacocks Ranthambore April 2015

One Response to “Proud and loud”

  1. […] to the complex. Not a great picture of either of us, but focus on the detail around us. The peacock, being the national bird of India, fills this entrance in a brilliant display of color and […]

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