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The Peacock-Our National Bird, English Essay, Paragraph, Speech for Class 8, 9, 10, 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Essay on – The Peacock-Our National Bird

The peacock is one of the most beautiful birds of the world. Its expanded magnificent fan-like tail is a marvel of nature. It has got a rather heavy body with a long, narrow neck. It has a long tail to balance its neck. The adult bird is about two feet in height. It has a crest of feathers on its head. But the real beauty of the peacock is in its tail. The feathers or plumes of peacocks have lovely round, blue, black, and green eyes, at their center. When it spreads these many-colored plumes like a fan and stands still, with these plumes created, it is a sight for the gods to see. Compared to it, the peahen is a much more dull-colored bird.

The peacock is a tropical bird. It is found in India and Sri Lanka. But they have been taken to various other parts of the world, both for zoos and parks. In India, Jaipur is famous for her peacocks. Another species of peacock is found in China, Japan, Tibet, and Java (Indonesia). Burma, Thailand (Siam), Indochina and Malaya. But unfortunately, the ‘call’ of the peacock is extremely harsh.

Peacock eats vegetables and animal food. He is known to be a great enemy of snakes which he kills and eats. Its nest is hollow in the ground and the peahen usually lays five or six eggs brownish in color. Peacocks generally do not live in flocks. One cock with three or four hens makes a family. Because of its unique nature and glorious plumage, we generally associate pride with a peacock. As proud as a peacock’s is a well-known saying.

When the peacock closes its tail, it sweeps the ground. But it looks lovely and graceful. Every year its long tail- feathers fall off, but soon they grow again, often longer than ever. Peacock is a bad-tempered bird. So, its little wife sometimes wishes it were better tempered. But when it spreads its handsome tail before her, she probably forgets its bad manners and is bewitched by its stately beauty.

The peacock is our national bird. It is now an offense to kill it. So it is our bounden duty to take great care in preserving and multiplying it. Because now it is our national pride, we hope, it will receive the care and respect it deserves.


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