Monday, April 20, 2009

Rishikesh and Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

You don't really get to see this much. We see peacocks in the wild often enough but I have never seen that whole fanned feathers thing before. When the bird fanned out his tail, it started slowly turning around. It did this a couple of times before closing tail back up. I don't know if the turning thing is part of the process, if it was a one off kind of thing, or if this particular bird was mentally unstable. Whatever, it was really cool. Going to Phuket, Thailand on Wednesday. More pictures of Haridwar (very holy city BTW) and Rishikesh to come.

By the way, click here for a hyperlink to more of the pictures of Rishikesh and Haridwar!!


bindu said...

hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Hope the woodapple turned out good. If it's still green and sour, you can make a chutney out of it. If it's brown and sticky, you can eat as is. You have an interesting blog here - always interesting to see a non-resident's perspective of india. Also looking forward to seeing your reports on Uttarakhand because we are considering moving there some time. Will be back!

*~NiTiN~* said...
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*~NiTiN~* said...

They are polygamous and it is the male that flares out its feathers when it trying to seek the female's attention.