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Peacock Breathing Fire? Viral Video Leaves Internet Divided, What Do You Say?

In a recent viral video, a peacock seemed to defy nature by appearing to breathe fire. Dive into the details of this awe-inspiring moment.

Edited By : Mayank Kasyap | Updated: Sep 15, 2023 21:57 IST
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Screengrab of the video showing a peacock breathing fire (Photo Credit: Instagram/@wardkane)
Screengrab of the video showing a peacock breathing fire (Photo Credit: Instagram/@wardkane)

New Delhi: Peacocks, often hailed as one of the world’s most magnificent creatures, have been cherished for their vibrant plumage and stately beauty. In 1963, they were even bestowed with the honor of being named India’s National Bird. With their resplendent, fan-like blue feathers and impressive size, these birds are truly a sight to behold. However, in a recent viral video, a peacock seemed to defy nature by appearing to breathe fire! Intrigued? Let’s delve into this captivating phenomenon.

A ‘fire-breathing’ peacock

The original video was posted by an Instagram user named Ward Kane (@wardkane) Fire breathing peacock video capturing a peacock’s breathtaking illusion recently graced social media, leaving viewers astounded. The clip, posted on Instagram, was captioned, “Check out this ‘fire-breathing’ peacock that looks like a mythical creature, thanks to perfect sunlight. So astonishing!” It quickly garnered over 1 million views, sparking a flurry of discussions and speculations among netizens.

 

 

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An optical illusion

At first glance, it may seem as if the peacock possesses a fantastical ability to breathe fire, reminiscent of legendary creatures like dragons. However, upon closer examination, the truth emerges. The mesmerizing illusion is created by the play of sunlight on the peacock’s breath. In reality, the bird was not emitting fire but rather exhaling a visible vapor. The interplay of sunlight and vapor resulted in a captivating display, painting the peacock’s breath with the golden hues of the sun.

Nature’s astonishing beauty

This enchanting spectacle showcases the remarkable beauty of nature. The peacock, likely in an exceptionally cold environment, breathes out vaporous clouds. These clouds catch the warm, golden sunlight, lending the illusion of fiery exhalations. Viewers were left spellbound, appreciating the awe-inspiring wonders of the natural world.

Another video that was posted on Instagram had a caption that read, “Check out this “fire-breathing” peacock that looks like a mythical creature thanks to perfect sunlight. So astonishing! 😲🦚☀️Peacocks are very noisy during the breeding season, especially when they call with repeated penetrating screams when they are out of sight of females. When a male peacock has successfully attracted a female, it rushes at her while making this noise and attempting to mate.”

 

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The peacock’s love call

As per reports, peacocks often produce such sounds during their breeding season. Male peacocks utilize these calls to woo female peacocks, showcasing their vitality and prowess. The calls are characterized by repeated, penetrating screams, particularly when the males are out of the females’ sight. Successfully attracting a female involves rushing toward her while emitting these distinctive calls, a courtship ritual that adds to the peacock’s mystique.

A viral feat of flight

This isn’t the only recent viral sensation involving peacocks. Another video, which took Twitter by storm, featured a peacock soaring majestically through the sky. With over 1 million views, the clip astounded viewers, showcasing the peacock’s surprising talent for taking flight.

In the end, these captivating incidents remind us of the astonishing beauty and mysteries of the natural world, where even an optical illusion can leave us in awe of the wonders around us.

First published on: Sep 15, 2023 09:57 PM IST

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