Sunday, December 20, 2009

Green peafowl

Now who's the pretty boy? This a male of the species putting on a show.

I photographed this green peafowl at the Adelaide Zoo in the Asian aviary; an aviary which people can enter to see the birds close up.

The green peafowl is native to South East Asia; found in open grasslands near forests. They feed from the ground on a diet of seeds, insects and plants. At night they roost in the trees.

The male only displays his magnificent tail feathers during courtship.