Peafowl at Gir National Park, Gujarat, India

A large ground bird Peacock flaunts its unmistakable iridescent plumage with its ornamental upper tail feathers - is displayed in a spectacular fan of brilliant colors when courting females. Peahens don't have long tail feathers, but have an iridescent green neck, and browner plumage.

Peacocks and Peahens are found in the forests of Gir National Park alertly feeding in the undergrowth. Indian blue peafowl are omnivorous. They consume seeds, fruits, flower buds, petals, grain, grass, bamboo shoots, insects, termites, lizards, frogs, small mammals and other small reptiles. Whilst they feed on small snakes they do keep their distance from larger ones. In the Gir forest of Gujarat, a large percentage of their food is made up of the fallen berries of Zizyphus. How to reach Gir National Park?

Their loud calls ‘pia-yow or may-yow’ make them easy to detect, and in forest areas their calls often indicate the presence of a predator such as a tiger. Their calls are heard incessantly during the rainy season as well as during the breeding season.

Tag : Travel Gujarat | Content: | Image: Nikhilkobe | Update: 28-Jul-2021