Why is peacock known as the national bird of India?
In 1963, the peafowl was declared the national bird of India because of its rich religious and legendary involvement in Indian traditions. Hindus consider this bird to be sacred because the god Kartikeya rides on its back. … This bird is one of the most recognizable birds in the world!
Where is peacock found in India?
The peacock is widely found in the Indian sub-continent from the south and east of the Indus river, Jammu and Kashmir, east Assam, south Mizoram and the whole of the Indian peninsula. The peacock enjoys immense protection. It is fully protected under the Indian Wildlife Protection) Act, 1972.
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.
WHO declared peacock as National Bird?
Notes: The Indian peacock or Pavo cristatus was declared the national bird of India in 1963. It was made the national bird because of its rich religious and legendary involvement in Indian traditions.
What is the Indian Peafowls habitat?
Indian peafowl inhabit deciduous forests, scrublands and semi-desert grasslands. They roost in trees but scrape holes in the ground under thickets to lay their eggs. They are omnivores, foraging through leaf litter on the ground for, fruit, berries, seeds, flowers, insects, reptiles, amphibians and small mammals.
How tall is an Indian peafowl?
Peafowl inhabit tropical and open forests, and riparian areas. Male peafowl are up to 46 inches (117 cm) tall from bill to tail; females are up to 38 inches (96 cm) tall. Males weigh nine to13 pounds (4-6 kg); females weigh six to nine pounds (2.75-4 kg).