Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Peacock of Garh Mandaran on display

A Peacock of Garh Mandaran on display
Presently, Garh Mandaran is a popular picnic spot in Hooghly district (West Bengal), quite near to the sub-divisional town of Arambagh. Garh Mandaran, or simply the village of Mandaran was specially mentioned in Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay's famous novel 'Durgeshnandini'. Well, even if you are not in a mood to arrange for a family/office picnic any soon you can still pay a visit to Garh Mandaran like we did, by planning a day trip to Kamarpukur (the holy birthplace of Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa) as those two places are situated hardly 6-8 kilometers away from one another. Other than the sacred Pir Saheb's Darga you'll get to see- deer, rabbits, parrots and peacocks kept in enclosures inside the fenced forest area of Garh Mandaran. Although I was a fool to miss out my camera, I was extremely lucky to catch those two peacocks  on display. My mobile camera somehow managed the mess and captured few stills and videos of two fanning peacocks. By seeing those vibrant eye-spots on a peacock's train feather any mortal would complain against the natural biasness while creating peacock! You must be knowing the reason behind fanning their feathers, right? Peacocks fan out their feathers as customary courtship ritual to attract mates. Peahens get attracted to the colorful trains of Peacocks on display and select their mating partners accordingly. In one of my previous photo-posts on peacock I had mentioned that there is no color pigment contained in peacock's tail feathers, except brown and those magical green, blue, turquoise or iridescent colors you find in our national bird's plumage are due to structural coloration, a physical/optical phenomenon... isn't that amazing?
A Peacock of Garh Mandaran on display

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