Monday, March 2, 2009


We took these pictures in Deer Park in the Hauz Khas section of New Delhi the other day. I had an idea that peacocks were beautiful but had no idea their tails (or whatever they are called) were so long. I could not make the birds fan out their tail like in pictures. Apparently it takes more than whistling or making kissy sounds. The peacock's tails are so big that they have to walk funny, kind of like their bodies are a fulcrum between their tails and heads. Fulcrum, I thinks that's right.


1. the support, or point of rest, on which a lever turns in moving a body.
2. any prop or support.
3. Zoology. any of various structures in an animal serving as a hinge or support.
–verb (used with object)
4. to fit with a fulcrum; put a fulcrum on.

Yeah that looks about right. Fulcrum.


Anonymous said...

Hey Joe and Kristina, I think the peacocks display their tails as part of the mating process or when protecting their mate from other peacocks, and Joe, no matter how attractive you are I don't think you are going to be able to attract the amorous intentions of a peacock.

*~NiTiN~* said...

I agree with Victoria about the first part.

Joe and Kristina said...

Vic and Nitin. Says you! -Joe