Name the national bird of india

The peacock (scientific name: Pavo Cristatus) is the national bird of India. In 1963 the Peacock was acknowledged as the National Bird of India.

Why peacock is the national bird of India?

  • Peacock is the only male bird that is so beautiful
  • In Indian customs and traditions, the feather of Peacock is related to intelligence. The popular god Lord Krishna is depicted as the one decorating his diadem with Peacock’s feather
  • It is well-distributed throughout the country
  • It can be easily recognized by the common man
  • It marks as the symbol of elegance, joy, beauty and affection
  • It is not muddled or combined with any other National Bird symbol of any other nation
  • Associated with our myths and legends

Facts about peacock:

  • In Hinduism, the peacock is portrayed as the image of the God of thunder, rains, and war, Indra
  • In the ancient history the founder of the Maurya dynasty, Chandragupta Maurya, was believed to be the child of peacock tamers– Mayura-Poshakha in Sanskrit
  • Under the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, peacocks have been given the full protection
  • Peacock belongs to the Least Concern category according to the IUCN Red list
  • The bird is related to Lord Murugan, the son of Lord Shiva
  • The peacocks are omnivorous, easily found in low altitude grasslands, forests, and neighbouring human habitats
  • Peacock has a religious and mythological relation to Indian traditions
  • In ancient Indian Art and Architecture, it has a projecting reference

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