I've been away on my travels again recently, to a place absolutely hoaching with wildlife, Mexico! Monkeys, exotic birds, huge reptiles... then I came across a bird not one which was originally native to Mexico and one I haven't seen in a long time and it took my breath away! I don't know when we got so complacent about peafowl, but they really are absolute works of art and deserve to be shown off, so that's what I'd like to do now! The peahens are gorgeous too, but this peacock reminded me just how spectacular these boys really are, every inch is a fantastic glorious piece of colourful decoration!
Originally from Asia, they can live up to around 25 years of age in the wild and are one of the largest flying birds in the world. The "all seeing eyes", feather decorations within their tail symbolizes a sacred emblem in some cultures. They are also said to represent Royalty, Awakening, Guidance, Protection, Watchfulness and Vision. But all that aside, they are truly spectacularly colourful and fascinating to watch particularly when they're doing their "how about it doll" feather dance! :D
Wild Peacock at Playa Del Carmen, Mexico