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Friday, July 2, 2010

A rare fight

In general, birds fight for three things mate, food and space for making nest. All of us must have watched many birds like common myna, parakeets fighting one or the other time. Have you ever viewed the fight of two peacocks with long brilliant colored beautiful feathers?

When I was in my study I was distracted by the sounds of flapping and fluttering. Just like a curious bird, I peeped out of the window. Two metallic –blue peacocks with shades of green on their body, in possession of magnificent plumage in a mixture of bright green, royal blue and brown color, maintaining a constant distance with each other were rotating in a circle, keeping a keen eye on each other’s slightest movements. Almost at the same time both of them flew at a distance of 7-8 feet high, their beaks trying to hurt each other with a great force. The one, who was hurt, came down to the ground first. As soon as the second one landed on ground then they started swirling looking in each other’s eyes with hatred, flew again at near about same height to wound the other one. This whirling, flying, injuring continued confused; what could be the reason of their fight as peacock is considered to be a very shy bird? As my mind got bored of the same fighting scenes, I viewed my whole lawn and found a peahen standing in the corner of a lawn, meekly watching their fight.

What do you think the peahen was thinking?

16 comments:

  1. Did the pea hen have a garland in her hand ??? May be she's choosing her mate !!! LOL !!! Where do u get to see such peacock fights and all ???

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  2. May be she's the one who started it :D

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  3. arguing over who looked better and beautful :)

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  4. Chandrika,

    Caught up with all pending posts. No one has common courtsey to acknowledge someone's interest. Followers are because of content of blogs. This is a space where one can let go of his or her thoughts freely, so it may be called an electronic diary. May the best one win must be on her mind.

    Take care

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  5. Doesn't matter what.. Thinking..that's enough..

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  6. I think there were fighting for the peahen.. Lucky male..!!

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  7. ....jus like u....looking at whats goin on!

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  8. I remember seeing peacocks in Mangalore (Mangaluru). They never used to show up at the fields. I heard a government company was cutting forests, so now the birds have no place to go. The numbers of our national bird diminishing.

    The peahen was thinking that males are so foolish.....Ek aur ko ulooo banaya...

    Where did you see them??

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  9. Maybe she was thinking about her soon going to be husband...lol!

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  10. @ Everyone : Thanks for lovely comments. Spaecial thanks to UmaS, Tara and Gaurav. :)

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