Peafowls have always been alluring and enigmatic creatures for me since childhood. I have always loved the dash of colour that we associate with the body and the plumage of the peacock. Surely the feather of the peacock has to be one of the most beautiful things that has ever existed in nature. It is a pity that these feathers have also been commercialised since time immemorial (and peafowl themselves consumed as delicacies even in the ancient world).
2011 brought me in close range with peafowl. In addition to their wonderful plumage I discovered that I loved to hear the call of the peacock as well. It is a bit haunting- and although most people whom I know hate it, it tugs at my heartstrings.
I also discovered that peahens hang out together. I wonder what they discuss when they’re together.