State Bird of Maharashtra
The state bird of Maharashtra is the Indian Peafowl, also known as the Blue Peafowl or the Common Peafowl. It is a large and brightly colored bird that is native to India and Sri Lanka. The male has a long tail with iridescent blue-green feathers, while the female is brownish-gray in color.
The Indian Peafowl is a large bird, measuring up to 3 feet in length. The male has a long tail with iridescent blue-green feathers, while the female is brownish-gray in color. The head and neck are covered with metallic green feathers, and the wings are black with white spots. The beak is yellow and curved, and the legs are gray.
The Indian Peafowl can be found in open woodlands, grasslands, scrub forests, and cultivated areas throughout India and Sri Lanka. They prefer habitats with plenty of trees for roosting and nesting.
The Indian Peafowl feeds mainly on insects, small reptiles, grains, fruits, berries, and seeds. They will also eat carrion if available.