In some cultures, Grey Peacock Pheasant is a symbol of pride or vanity, due to the way the bird struts and shows off its plumage
Beautiful Grey Peacock Pheasant in art and photo
First of all, the most beautiful representatives of Polyplectron bicalcaratum (Grey Peacock Pheasants) are males! And the female birds are smaller, have darker color and less ornamented than the male. So, if in photographs or paintings you see a gorgeous bird with grayish brown feathers perfectly ornamented by green eye spots, it is for sure a male. Also, known as Burmese Peacock Pheasant, Grey Peacock Pheasant is the national bird of Myanmar.
Illustration of Peacock Pheasant
Noteworthy, large peacock pheasant can be up to 76 cm long! As for coloration – it has finely spotted green eye-spots, an elongated bushy crest, bare pink or yellow facial skin, white throat, and grey iris, bill and legs. As mentioned above, the female bird is smaller, darker and less ornamented, and the young peacock pheasant resemble the female. The female usually lays two eggs.
Beautiful Grey Peacock Pheasant
Meanwhile, the beautiful plumage of the bird – associated with Paradise, or the Tree of Life, or even with immortality
Beautiful tail of a male species of Peacock Pheasant
Illustration. A couple of Pheasants. The female bird is smaller, darker and less ornamented
A couple of Grey Peacock Pheasant, illustration
Sapphire – like eyespots on a peacock’s feathers. The peacock – still used in the Easter season, for instance, in the east. The ‘eyes’ on the peacock’s tail feathers symbolize the all-seeing Christian God and, according to some interpretations, even the Church
Noteworthy, a young peacock pheasant resemble the female, so, to distinguish it is not easy.
If to say about the cultural significance, beautiful feathers of a Peacock adorn the crest of Lord Krishna, an avatar of Lord Vishnu