The national bird of India is the Indian peacock, which is also known as Pavo cristatus. The Indian peacock is a large, brightly colored bird that is native to the Indian subcontinent. It is known for its distinctive plumage, which consists of iridescent blue and green feathers. The male Indian peacock has a long, flowing tail with multiple eye-like markings that it displays to attract females during mating season. The Indian peacock is an important cultural symbol in India and is revered for its beauty and grace. It is also an important species in Indian mythology and folklore.