A Peacock at the Southwick Zoo, Mendon Massachusetts.
One of two species of Asiatic peacock (the other being the green peacock) the Indian Peacock is the national bird of the subcontinent, and can be found in both wild and feral populations throughout the country.
Long symbols of royalty and power for the extravigant plumage of the male, the Peacock has been imported into Europe and Africa since before records were kept on the matter. They were not uncommon pets who roamed the grounds of the English and French aristocracy. Today, feral peacock populations can be found in Hawaii, California and Britain.
An omnivorous creature, the Peacock eats fruits and seeds, but also small mammals as well as venomous snakes.
Peacocks and peahens will kick their victim to deathwhile tenderizing it at the same time.