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?