I found this adult male peafowl in Attica Zoological Park and took the photo, I hope you like it.
Peafowl are two Asiatic and one African species of flying bird in the genus Pavo of the pheasant family, Phasianidae, best known for the male's extravagant eye-spotted tail covert feathers, which it displays as part of courtship. The male is called a peacock, the female a peahen, and the offspring peachicks. The adult female peafowl is grey and/or brown. Peachicks can be between yellow and a tawny colour with darker brown patches or light tan and ivory, also referred to as "dirty white". The term also embraces the Congo Peafowl, which is placed in a separate genus Afropavo.
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federico (2167) 2014-04-13 16:22
hi athanasios, very colourfull portrait well centered and composed
timecapturer (44265) 2014-04-14 3:36
have tried on numerous occasions to capture this mazing bird in full display, but never managed it. So jealous that you got this superb shot. Perfectly executed and a strikingly presented image. Bravo!
Have a great week - B.
siudzi (31641) 2014-05-24 1:23
Wow! What a fantastic study of nature! This bird looks so beautiful showing us the impressive and colorful tail. Very well taken image with great sense of the moment.
Have a nice weekend!