Sunday

Enchanting Peacocks

Peacocks, especially their feathers are fascinating! When in school, we used to think that the feathers bring luck and keep a plume in our books so that we could score good marks, at least with good charm^^. Another bizarre belief was that the feathers kept in the books will double up!!!


Peacock is also the National bird of India. Further, according to Hindu belief peacock is the Vahana (transport) of lord Muruga and seen in Temples in front of the deity!



When someone looks down on others they say "he is as proud as a peacock...", may be look at this shot where he gives a haughty look with this head high, whereas other birds are busy with their tasks!


Generally they are all shy and never dare to date in front of human beings. But, at KL Birds Park, we saw this shameless fellow trying to show-off publicly and woo his girl friend by displaying his asset to his lady love in front of a crowd!

Yeah, in their world "beauty" is manly heheh. He is desperate in attracting his mate and keeps moving his feathers in a fan like movement and at the same time turns around and shows his back pose as well, like an experienced dancer!

Later we learned that the plain looking peahen falls for this kinda dance! Then, what next... romance AND here only the "man" is shy...

They roam all over the park (even outside the park) freely in groups but relax in solitude...

13 comments:

Reno said...

"displaying his asset"? Sorry, i just can't help laughing when this term used on describing a man. :D

the light said...

nice pics

VaishVijay said...

Reno, had a good laugh!? ehm dunno what u wanna think of...

Thanks, the light:)

Reno said...

I was thinking more to a "flasher". :P

Reno said...

Oh, i finally been there already. The peacock is really fascinating. One male dancing infront of three female. That peacock sure is a Happy "Male". :P

VaishVijay said...

hehehe, my post tempted you to visit the birds park, right?

Reno said...

Haha, yes, but didn't see hornbills line up for foods as what liew said...

I saw an "ugly duckling" in the crowd of chicks (Egg nursery center).

Also went to feed milk to small parrots. They were all over my hand, fingers & shoulder. Luckily they didnt poo on me. :P

VaishVijay said...

yeah we too saw the ugly duckling and in fact I took it in my hands:)

Um its time to write about other fresh water birds too. But, now am busy visiting other places...tonight am going to Kuala Selangor to watch the fireflies, hope to update my blog sooon!

Reno said...

Wah, u r so happening.

I wonder where else i can go to these long holiday, but need not to spend a lot of $.

VaishVijay said...

ahem need to keep memories mah before saying bye to Malaysia, so freaking out as much as possible...

Hey, feeding black monkeys at Bukit Melawati and watching kelip-kelip at Kg.Kuantan wont hurt your budget and it was great...

well, sure will update my blog by tomorrow night with some good shots, do watch out:)

ladyfi said...

Such lovely pics! I do love peacock feathers, yet they are scary with all those eyes!

LivingSoAbundantly said...

Oh, you did get him with his feathers spread--excellent! =D

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Shobha said...

Beautiful !
In India we get to see them in Rajasthan.

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