An Indian Peacock displaying.
World Birds Taxonomic List
as of 2003-02-21
They are most notable for the male's extravagant tail, which it displays as part of a mating ritual and to attract attention. The male is called a peacock, the female a peahen.
Male peacocks are a beautiful iridescent blue-green colour, and their tails have a series of 'eyes' that are displayed when he fans his tail.
The female plumage is a mixture of dull green and iridescent blue, with the greenish-grey predominating. They lack the long tails of the male.
Indian Peahen with chicks