The Peacock & the Crane

Crane at Burundi

The Peacock & the Crane


The Peacock and the Crane A Peacock spreading its gorgeous tail mocked a Crane that passed by, ridiculing the ashen hue of its plumage and saying, 

“I am robed, like a king, in gold and purple and all the colors of the rainbow; while you have not a bit of color on your wings.” 

“True,” replied the Crane; 

“but I soar to the heights of heaven and lift up my voice to the stars, while you walk below, like a cock, among the birds of the dunghill.” 

MORAL:-   Fine feathers don’t make fine birds. 

Source:- Aesops Fable’s

  1. Peafowl
  2. Peafowl are two Asiatic and one species of flying in the genus of the pheasant family, Phasianidae, best known for the male’s extravagant eye-spotted tail covert feathers, which it displays as part of courtship. Wikipedia
  3. Rank: Genus
  4. Tail length: 140 – 160 cm (Green peafowl, Adult, Male, The tail covert)
  5. Lifespan: 23 y (Common Peafowl, In captivity), 15 y (Common Peafowl, In Wild)
  6. Mass: 4 – 6 kg (Common Peafowl, Male, Adult), more
  7. Length: 100 – 110 cm (Green peafowl, Female, Adult), more


    Cranes are a clade (Gruidae) of large, long-legged and long-necked birds in the group Gruiformes. There are fifteen species of crane in four genera. Unlike the similar-looking but unrelated herons, cranes fly with necks outstretched, not pulled back. Cranes on all continents except Antarctica and South America.

    Most species of cranes are at the least classified as threatened, if not critically endangered, within their range. The plight of the Whooping Cranes of North America inspired some of the first US legislation to protect endangered species.

    They are opportunistic feeders that their diet according to the season and their own nutrient requirements. They eat a range of items from suitably sized small rodentsfishamphibians, and insects, to grainberries, and plants.

 Source Wikipedia  



“You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.” ~ Oliver Goldsmith  1730-1774,
Writer & Poet