|Peacock is the national bird of India.
The Indian peacock - Pavo cristatus is a colourful, swan - sized bird, with a fan-shaped crest of feathers, a white patch under the eye & a long, slender neck. The male peacock is more colourful than the female. The male peacock is with a glistening blue breast & neck & a spectacular bronze - green tail of around two hundred elongated feathers. The female peacock is brownish, slightly smaller than the male & lacks the tail. The elaborate courtship dance of the male, fanning out the tail. The preening of Peacock feathers is a beautiful sight.