Peahens Fight at Delhi
Peahens Fight at Delhi

I have been observing peafowls for quite a long time now.

On a number of occasions I have observed two peacocks (males ) fighting to defend their territory or for mating right. However it is very rare to see two Peahens( females ) fighting with each other. The question is for what. My observation have been that they do have affinity for a particular male and they are ready to defend or protect him at any cost.

Recently I observed two peahen fighting and they fought for a long time , Were they fighting for a specific male .I doubt as the breeding plumage have been moulted by majority of the peacocks in Delhi.

While they were fighting, a house crow was witnessing the show and behaving like a refree. He was trying to see the fight from different angles from the ground as well in flight.

Enjoy the rare capture from the wild !

About Vinod Goel

He joined Customs & Central Excise service in 1982. As a civil servant, his job takes him to various parts of India, which gave him an opportunity to capture our wild heritage, through his camera. His passion for wildlife photography started in 2004 when he was posted at Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and this passion continues till today.