Thursday, August 16, 2007

Peafowl!

The term peafowl refers to the two species of birds in the pheasant family. The male is called a Peacock, the female a Peahen.

Click on the pictures for a close up.
We took these pictures of an Indian Blue Peacock last Saturday.



The colors are so bright and amazing.
He wasn't too sure about us at first, but after a few minutes he came a little closer to us.

The tail feathers are really neat to look at close up.


These two females were a little more curious and came over to see us. They are such beautiful birds. We had to share the pictures with you.


7 comments:

T*mmy said...

I'm so glad you did...they are awesome!
:)

Crafty Gardener said...

What gorgeous colours and markings. Lovely photos.

Ann said...

We've been back a few days and I sure have a lot of catching up to do on your blog. The peacock photos are terrific and the emu. Congrats on your award!

Susie said...

Beautiful colors. They run wild in a park near us :)

kris said...

Great photos. We saw some gorgeous peafowls like these at the LA County Arboretum in Los Angeles a few years ago. They're fun to watch as they strut their stuff!

Dirty Fingernails said...

they are beautiful birds, but sooooo noisy.. Some live near my uncles farm and will drive one to the looney bin..

Flower said...

What gorgeous plumage they have! Your close-ups are amazing. Thank you for sharing them!