Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Peacock in Jaipur - February 23, 2013


The peacock is the national bird of India.  At night, they nested in the trees 
outside my Jaipur guest house, emitting their plaintive cries.  I seldom was 
able to get a photograph of one - and never when one was dancing.  I 
almost didn't see this one.  It was so well camouflaged by the trees.




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17 comments:

  1. very cool. i like their calls, too.

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  2. Oh cool. We only see them in the zoo here.

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    1. How are things going with your new job, Jidhu? Did you have enough time at home in India?

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    1. I expected to see so many more colorful birds in India but, aside from the peacock and and Indian Golden oriole, I saw mostly crows.

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  5. Such a pretty shot.

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    1. Having spent nine months of the past year and India, you'd think I would've gotten many more shots of peacocks.

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  6. The peacock is a beautiful bird, great sighting!

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    1. I can't tell you the number of hours each evening. I would spend trying to catch one of them as they would lie home to roost in the trees around my Jaipur guest house. It was usually too late to get a very good picture. They were such heavy birds, they would drag the branches down when they landed.

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  7. There are living a few over here as well in a kind of zoo in the city center. Will try to find a few images. Thank you for the inspiration. Please have a good Sunday.

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    1. Zoos are the only other places I've ever seen peacocks -
      except the grounds of some of the Southern plantations.

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  9. Love the colors of peacocks, so vibrant.

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  10. Love the peacock photo. They are beautiful birds.
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  11. What a pretty, pretty bird!!

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