National Bird (Peacock) of India – Essay 1.
Peacock is the national bird of India, and it is one of the most beautiful creations on the earth. India has lots of bird species present at various parts of the country, but still, a peacock got declared as the national bird of India due to the immense amount of beauty peacock has.
About Peacock – We all know that Peacock is the national bird of India, but there are various parts of the country where peacocks are not available, and hence a lot of people have not watched their national bird. Peacock has other names as well, first is Indian peafowl and its scientific name is Pavo cristatus. The bird was previously found only in India and Sri Lanka, but now it is visible in various other countries around the world.
Importance of Peacock for Indians
Indians have the huge importance of peacock, and these points tell about the importance:
- Peacock is the national bird of India and Indians whenever see a peacock; they respect it like some special creature of God. It is a special creature because there are very fewer creations made by God which are as beautiful as a peacock.
- The number of peacocks in India is getting decreased day by day, and hence people show special attention towards the perseverance of their national bird.
- People immediately complain to the forest department or police when they see someone trying to kill peacocks.
- Forest department take special care of peacocks, and they get kept at such places where they can find their prey to eat and stay healthy.
Where We Find Peacocks the Most
Here are some places where peacocks get found the most:
- The peacocks get seen the most in areas which are full of greenery and trees especially. That is why the places which are full of forests are full of peacocks.
- In India, it gets found in Jammu and Kashmir region, Assam region and Mizoram region the most. There are several other regions where peacocks get found the most but these three are covered with forests, and that is why peacocks are mostly available there.
- If we talk about other countries, Sri Lanka is the country where a maximum number of peacocks are available after India. Usually, the bird was never visible anywhere else in the world, but according to recent news, Peacock is available in various other parts of the world as wel
Some Important Facts About Peacocks
Here are some important facts about peacocks:
- The average running speed of the National bird of India is 13Km/h.
- The average length of a male peacock is about 1.95 to 2.25 meters, and the average length of a female peahen is about 0.95 meters.
- Peacocks live for a maximum of 20 years, and if not killed by someone, they have an average lifespan of 15 to 20 years.
- The average weight of a male peacock is about 5Kg, and the average weight of a female peahen is about 3.5 Kg.
- The maximum number of peacocks are available in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
- The national bird of India stays in areas which are full of forests, but they also need some human habitats nearby. Scientists have explored and found that peacocks can’t live long if human habitats are not near it.
- Peacock got considered as the national bird of India because of the beauty and colorfulness of the bird. As India is full of different castes and colors, this bird represents the colors of the country as well.
- Peacock got adopted as the national bird of India in the year 1963.
- Peacocks get fully protected by the forest department, people of India and they also fall under Indian wildlife protection act due to which the protection of national bird of India is of top notch.
The national bird of India is a beautiful bird, and that is why whenever people get to see it, they try to capture it in their cameras. The sad thing is the national bird can’t be seen in crowded areas because they are omnivores and they need a wild lifestyle to stay healthy and that is why peacocks can only be visible in forest areas. Though the number of peacocks is still not available people have found that the number is on the lower side and people should do their best for the protection of the national bird of India. One should not kill any peacock and should not let any other person kill the national bird of India then only one can get called as a responsible citizen of India.
By Aparna (2019)
National Bird of India (Peacock) – Essay 2.
The national bird of India is considered a symbol reflecting the natural heritage and flora of the country. The National Bird of India is the Indian Peafowl, a majestic and beautiful bird known for its colourful feathers. The reason for the selection of the peafowl is that indigenous to the Indian subcontinent and representative of our cultural history. It embodies a unique beauty that is representative of the uniqueness of the country. They are graceful creatures that command attention and awe of the viewers.
The peacock was adopted as the national bird of India in 1963. The peacock is an omnivorous bird that can grow up to 2 meters in height and weighs between 3.5kgs to 5kgs. It can live up to 20 years in the wild. There are severe regulations against the hunting of these birds that they are found in abundant numbers in the wild and are considered to be a part of least concerned species in terms of the conservation measures. They have a wingspan of 1.8 meters and have a speed of 13kms per hour. The female peahen on the contrary has very short wings unlike the male which boasts beautiful feathers.
The peacock, especially the peafowl is well known for the beautiful feathers. The neck of both the fowl and the hen is an iridescent blue that is very captivating and unique. The most attractive feature of the peafowl is their tail feathers. Each of these tail feathers has an oval shaped eye which is very colourful and eye-catching.
The peacocks also have an important role in the legends of Indian culture. They are the carrier for the Hindu God Karthikeya. The Mughal architecture also boasts motifs of peacock feathers. Given the natural beauty of peacocks and their cultural importance, they are the most suitable representative of the Indian nation as a National Bird.
By Swetha (2019)
Peacock: The National Bird of India – Essay 3.
Peacock is the National Bird of India. The Peacock is of great significance to India as a whole. They are found almost everywhere in India. The places to see a lot of them include The Indian peninsula, South Mizoram and East Assam.
Peacock is one of the bigger birds in size. It is also long if the length from its crown to the end of its tail is considered. An average male is above 220 cm in length, the peahen being a bit less. It is deep blue. Its head is marked with a crown. The tail which is the most attractive part of the bird is full of feathers which are a beautiful green-blue with markings like hundreds of eyes. When the peacock spreads its wings, it’s a magnificent view for the viewer. It is also known as the dance of the peacock.
The peacock is a shy creature and moves away from humans. It lets out a loud call every once in a while.
Some of the various species of the Peacock are the two Asiatic ones known as:
The Indian peacock
It is normally found inhabiting the Indian subcontinent mostly in India and Sri Lanka.
The green Peacock
This is normally found in Southeast Asia. They are mostly found in Indonesia.
The only species of peacocks that are found in Africa is known as the Congo Peacock. It is only known to be found in the Congo basin.
There are quite a number of references to the Peacock in Indian history and mythology. It is shown in the culture. There are various references. For example, the Indian Peacock is the mount of Lord Kartikeya, the god of war in Hinduism. Lord Krishna is believed to adorn his crown with a peacock feather adding to its allure.
Although peacocks live in jungles, they can be tamed to live along with humans. However, that is only possible if there is enough space for them to wander and they feel safe.
By Teamwork (2019)
Last updated: July 3, 2019.