- Sarus Crane - the Tallest Flying bird in the world
- Indian Peacock (male) - the Largest (or shall I say longest) Flying bird
The Indian male Peacock (technically female is called a peahen) is one of the prettiest birds of our country and has the status of being our national bird too.
Talking about its size, a peacock's length from bill to tail (beginning) is 100-115cm (40"-46") and from bill to the end of it's long tail is 195-225cm (78"-90"). The metallic blue colors and the green on the body are stunning, its fan shaped crest is attractive and its long train made up of elongated upper-tail covert feathers (which bear colorful eyespots) is very impressive. During courtship, when the male spreads the tail in a fan-shape and quivers the feathers , it is quite a sight.
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