Indian Roller: When the 'Neelkanth' / Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis) is in flight, the most glorious of all blue feathers - the bright-blue, turquoise and indigo are all visible in their full majesty. The bird is best known for the aerobatic displays of the male during the breeding season.- Photo by Hansu Nahar
Repinned from Dante - Pinned to say that sometimes looking good IS a function in itself. This peacock would be forever alone if he didn't look so vibrant and perfect. -- I agree with what Dante is saying. In the case of the peacock, it could be said that function follows form! It seems as though the form and design of the feathers leads to a useful, secondary function.