Erode: A farmer has been arrested at Rasapalayam in the district for allegedly killing nine peacocks, which damaged his watermelon field.
Nine peafowls were Tuesday found dead at an agricultural field in the state's Alirajpur district, around 200 kms from here, a forest official said.
The Tharparkar Wild Life Department said the peacocks died of the deadly viral disease -- locally called "Ranikhet" -- in Tharparkar district where severe hot weather conditions were prevailing, Geo News reported.
Scientists have revealed that peacocks make fake sex sounds to attract peahens` attention.
At least 10 peacocks died of suspected poisoning near a farm in Annur in the district today, police said.
Some feathered dinosaurs used tail plumage to attract mates, much like modern-day peacocks and turkeys, according to a new study.
As many as 30 peacocks have died here in the last 15 days due to unknown reasons, say villagers and veterinarians.
8 peacocks were found dead in Bundi district following which 1 poacher was arrested and 2 employees of forest department were suspended.
Pakidi hill, spread over 1970 hectare, is considered as
the largest habitat of peacocks in the country.
The Haryana Government plans to
set up a peacock breeding centre for the protection of the
national bird in Rewari district.
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