If You Haven’t Seen A Peacock Fly, Here Is What They Look Like…

Peacocks are undoubtedly, among the most stunning of birds. The iridescent blue and green plumage of the Indian peacock attracts not only potential partners, but also are the subject of photographers everywhere.

I bet you didn’t know that peacocks can fly, but because of their large size they’re not airborne for very long.

flying peacock

Most peacocks can fly and maneuver long enough to clear small gaps and to assist in escaping from predators.

flying peacock

Few people actually get the chance to see these magnificent birds get off the ground.

flying peacock

The peacock’s flight is usually comprised of small leaps followed by a final hop at the end.

flying peacock

And one might think the peacock’s elaborate feather trains would impede their speedy takeoffs, but that’s not the case.

flying peacock

However, scientists think that their feathers may pose other burdens to the birds, such as compromising their flight control and stability.

flying peacock

Whatever the case, these birds couldn’t be more graceful if they tried.

flying peacock

flying peacock

flying peacock

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