Indian Peafowl

Indian Peafowl (Peacock) – Admiration and Desire

Indian Peafowl illustrated by Ravenari

Keywords/Guide Meanings:

Pride, vanity, knowing how to make yourself look good, accepting your appearance, being admired and desired by others, admiration and desire, using symbols to create wisdom and attract others to you, the power of observation, self-confidence, being able to see in all directions, dignity and grace.

General Description:

The Indian peafowl is the national bird of India. They are found in grasslands, deciduous forest and scrubland. They are often seen grazing for food on the ground, and are omnivorous, eating insects, small animals, seeds, and fruit. They roost in trees. Males, known as peacocks (by which the both genders are commonly known), have popular iridescent plumage. Their long, breeding trains which grow from their back, are fanned in a half-circle, and quivered vigorously when a male is courting a female. Males are polygamous, and the female raises the chicks on her own. They have a particularly piercing cry. Feral populations of peafowl are found throughout the world, in proximity to humans, including the University of Western Australia, in Western Australia.