The Peacock: A Symbol of Grace, Elegance, and Beauty

An Epitome of Prestige [7 min. read]

Look up the face of beauty in the animal kingdom, and you’ll see the Peafowl. Commonly known as the Peacock, this majestic bird, aside from being the National Bird of India, is a staple of grace worldwide. These magnificent birds are in  the hearts of many for a valid reason. They are simply BEAUTIFUL and their beauty serves an effective purpose in mating displays and intimidation. Iconic in their displays of affection, their qualities are monumental in beauty propositions. How did they get there? We dive into this in this informative review of this flying phenomenon. 

/Pavo Cristatus/ the Peafowl represents the male, female, and children of this bird family. The male peafowl is called the Peacock, the female peafowl is called the Peahen, and the babies are called the Pea chicks belonging to the Phasianidae family. This bird is quite an independent bird, roaming the ground in the search of food and water in the day and roosts high in trees at night. Their diet includes grass, insects, worms, insects and even kills snakes. How convenient are they getting rid of snakes for us. These birds are no less of perfection, and they have been awarded the National bird of India. They must be doing something right to be given such an honorary title. Pavo Cristatus (Peafowls) are protected by the Indian Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. The richness of color gives them a heavenly beauty, of which is centered around the ocelli or the feather’s eye, symbolizing grace, joy, beauty and love.  

    Their symbolization of these magnificent qualities are associated with high status and prestige. While they can fly, they don't fly very far lengths of time.  Flying high enough to roost in trees, these birds are identified as the largest flying bird. Originally, I thought the largest flying bird would be the Ostrich but ostriches can’t fly. Independent as ever, these birds breed and raise their children on their own.


Similar to a pack of Starbursts, these majestic birds come in different flavors! Those being the Blue Peacock, Green Peacocks, and the Congo Peacocks. The Blue Peacock is native to India and Sri Lanka, the Green Peacock is native to South East Asia, and the Congo Peacock is native to Africa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Each equally beautiful in color and image, these birds have an captivating look. Each differing in size, and as their name suggests, brandish different colors and sizes. The male Blue Peacock is 80 inches equivalent to 2 meters in size with the female peahen weighing 40 inches or 1 meters in size. The male Green Peacocks are also 80 inches (2 meters) and females 40 inches in size (1 meter). Favorably smaller, the Congo Peafowls are typically 65 inches in size.

Peafowls are often domesticated and kept as pets. Who wouldn’t want these majestic birds as companions? I’ll tell you who would and had these birds as pets… Ancient Royalty. That’s right! Ancient royalty kept these majestic birds in their quarters and anyone with two eyes and half a brain can see why. While some regard their screeching calls as an annoyance, others view their cry as an therapeutic sound of nature. Peafowls are the closest thing to perfection and one look at them will captivate you faster than Medusa’s stare. There is no coincidence that the peacock is the official logo of Grand Royalty. Most if not all people are fascinated by the Peacock, regarded as beautiful phenomenons, these birds are desired for their long train of feathers. Luckily for the well-being of the Peafowls, they shed their feathers every year after the mating season. This allows for their feathers to be gathered and sold without any harm coming to the birds. 

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