Peacocks are one of the most stunning of birds. The iridescent blue and green plumage of the Indian peacock attracts not only potential partners, but are the subject of photographers everywhere.
I bet you didn’t know that peacocks can fly, but due to their large size, they’re not airborne for very long.
Most peacocks can fly and maneuver long enough to clear small gaps and to assist in escaping from predators.
It is not often that we actually get the chance to see these magnificent birds get off the ground.
The peacock’s flight is comprised of small leaps followed by a final hop at the end.
You would think the peacock’s elaborate feather trains would impede their speedy takeoffs, but that’s not the case.
However, scientists think that their feathers may pose other burdens to the birds, such as compromising their flight control and stability.
These birds could not be more graceful if they tried.
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