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‘Peacocks’ a poem by 7 year old Ayraa Shriwardhankar from Mumbai+ some cool facts #NatureWithSara with Sara

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Nature with Sara activities for kids Bookosmia
Hey friends, Sara here!Lock down doesnt mean locked in fully! The birds, plants, trees, wind et al are all there, waiting for us.
So in this beautiful section, I will share everything that kids write to me about nature.
Read with Sara stories for kids by young writers Ayraa Mumbai Bookosmia
Freshly turned 7 year old, Ayraa Shriwardhankar from Mumbai sends in this lovely poem, as lovely as the Peacock itself. Read for yourself.
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Poem- Peacocks
Peacocks are pretty as a queen,
Royal green, blue and brown.
When they opens their feathers,
They have a crown.
Peacock is the national bird of India.
I love the way it opens the feather and dances when happy.
Birds are beautiful but peacocks fascinate me the most.
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Hey, Sara here again. Did you enjoy the poem? After that beautiful poem, how about some some cool facts about peacocks, shared by Subhadra Devi, a passionate birder.
Cool Fact#1:
‘The Peacock looked lovely like a queen,’ says Ayraa in the poem. How beautiful! But did you know that Peacocks are all male and considered more attractive than the female.

Earlier called Common peafowl, this bird’s name has been changed to Indian  peafowl to show the country of origin. The female and male Indian peafowls are usually called ‘peacocks’ and ‘peahens.’ 

The adult female is smaller than the adult male and has a shorter tail, an iridescent green neck, and browner plumage and lacks the sweeping train.

Nature with Sara Peacock and Peahen Bookosmia

 

Cool Fact #2

The male Indian Peafowl is the one  we would see dancing.

The dance is by the male to attract females for mating.

 

Cool Fact #3

A lot of Indian peafowls have been transported to other places of the world for their beautiful plumage and these birds have established populations in places like the US, Hawaiian islands, South Africa, Japan, New Caledonia, New Zealand, and Australia.

Wow, thats really cool, right? If you have any questions to ask or your own writing or artwork on a favourite bird, I will be waiting for you at sara@bookosmia.com. Adios.

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