Why are peacocks special in India?
Why is peacock the national bird of India? In 1963, the peacock was declared the National Bird of India because of its rich religious and legendary involvement in Indian traditions. The criteria for this choice were many. The bird must be well-distributed within the country so it could truly ‘national’.
Are peacocks found only in India?
There are two familiar peacock species. The blue peacock lives in India and Sri Lanka, while the green peacock is found in Java and Myanmar (Burma). A more distinct and little-known species, the Congo peacock, inhabits African rain forests.
Where are peacocks found and why?
Strictly, the male is a peacock, and the female is a peahen; both are peafowl. The two most-recognizable species of peafowl are the blue, or Indian, peacock (Pavo cristatus), of India and Sri Lanka, and the green, or Javanese, peacock (P. muticus), found from Myanmar (Burma) to Java.
Is eating peacock legal in India?
Peacock is a protected bird under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Protection Act. It is a serious offence which can cost you three to seven years in jail with fine up to Rs 25,000 or both. According to senior police officials, Delhi Police head constable Karam Singh had spotted the lady eating claws of some bird.
Why do peacocks cry at night?
Peacocks are very noisy during the breeding season, especially when they call with repeated penetrating screams. Not only do they scream but the male makes a unique call just before he mates with a female. … Why do male peacocks do this? The sound gives away their location and could tell predators, “Hey!
Which Indian state has most peacock?
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Kerala
The sanctuary is home to more than a 100 different native birds, including the peacock, and more than 60 migratory bird species.