Have you ever spotted a black peacock? Bidar district in Karnataka appears to be their new home
What is the color of a peacock / peacock? Well, you’d expect that to be the usual answer, a multi-colored bird with colors of royal blue, turquoise, and green in its feathers and body. Well, not quite. Aside from the obvious bright colors of peacocks, peacocks in particular, there have been sightings of albino peacocks which are white and fascinating to watch. But now the people of Bidar in Karnataka have spotted black peacocks late. Yes, you read that right. Jet black peacocks roam the fields.
Two black peacocks were spotted in the forest area of ââChondigadi village and Chatnala village of Aurad taluk in Bidar district. According to experts, only 600 black peacocks are found in India. This is the first time these creatures have been spotted in Karnataka. Bird lovers in the state are happy to know these birds spotted in Karnataka.
Dr Biwash Pandav, director of the Bombay Natural History Society, was the first person to identify these birds here. Gujarat, Rajasthan and Rollapadu in Andhra Pradesh were the only 3 places they were spotted earlier, Karnataka is now the fourth place.
These birds cannot be easily identified as they do not look like ordinary peacocks in any way. They are a little bigger than the crows. It is the pre-mating season and the peacock is seen dancing around the peacock. They feed on insects that attack tur, urad and green gram crops. Experts say a single bird can keep at least 2-3 acres of crop free from pests. So they are the friends of farmers.
A group of researchers went there and studied the birds from afar. âIt’s an interesting thing to find these birds in this area. A detailed study of their new accommodation is to be expected in the future. In addition, the environment should be developed to encourage birds to nest here, âsaid Dr Pandav on his last visit. The forestry department has decided to take the conservation of black peacocks seriously.