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10 year old Prachi Kothari, a Bookosmian from Mumbai can’t help gushing about the magnificent peacock in this lovely poem. What is your favourite bird? Tell us!
Prachi is a student of Children’s Academy Group of Schools(Malad).
A blue glow,
That makes everyone say “Ooo”,
The peacock’s feathers when spread look like they give to the ground, blue light,
Which brings to the watchers, a charming smile.
When the wet rain with the ground together clap,
This scene is extraordinary, incredible, fab,
The peacock starts dancing exceptionally arresting,
We feel around us an ecstasy fencing,
Golden green rays emit from their feathers,
That we can’t stop to gather,
For perceiving this wondrous sight,
It would be more marvellous if it could take a sky-high flight,
When looking at it our eyes pounce out and magically stop,
The peacock is so magnificent from bottom to top.
If it comes dancing on the road,
Everything from cars to people would be on hold,
It spreads out its wings with valor,
In us, we need to imbibe that gleaming colour.
We shouldn’t just sit and perch on the tree,
Do something outstanding that makes everyone feel glee.
Animals should be given importance and cared,
Don’t let them become extinct and rare.
Increase the number of animals and birds,
Build national parks and sanctuaries where they can freely and happily run,
Store the peacock’s beautiful sights in your mind and heart,
So that these pleasant sights keep coming repeatedly and ever last.
Fun Fact 1: Peacocks can emit sounds humans can’t hear
When a peacock fans its ornamented train of feathers for the peahen during mating season, its feathers quiver, emitting a low-frequency sound inaudible to human ears. Depending on whether they want to attract females from far away or up close, they can change the sound by shaking different parts of their feathers. Peacocks make “infrasounds” at low frequencies (below 20 hertz) that are totally inaudible to us—but very pertinent to peafowl. Just think of it as bluetooth for birds, says Audubon article here.
Fun Fact 2: Peacocks, peahens, peafowls? getting the name right
Only the males are actually “peacocks.” The collective term for these birds is peafowl. The males are peacocks and the females are peahens. The babies are called peachicks. A family of peafowls is called a “bevy”. A group of the birds is also sometimes called an “ostentation,” a “muster,” or even a “party.”