Indian Peafowl!

Giridhar Raj Kini

January 24, 2020
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Indian Peafowl or Peacock at Sharanyam Homestay, Wayanad

Peacocks, our national birds, were not to be seen in Wayanad, until a few years ago. They started coming in small numbers from the Deccan Plateau, and as the climate changed, large flocks flew in. Every day, we have nearly a dozen birds strutting about our garden.

Indian Peafowl or Peacock at Sharanyam Homestay, Wayanad

Not a single snake is to be seen, as they make a quick dinner of even the poisonous serpents.

Indian Peafowl or Peacock at Sharanyam Homestay, Wayanad

These are mostly young birds, perhaps a year or two of age. Their plumage is yet to grow to its full glory, but the colors are starting to deepen as they approach puberty.

Indian Peafowl or Peacock at Sharanyam Homestay, Wayanad
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