The national bird of India is Peacock, Pavo cristatus. The peacock was declared the National bird of India in 1963 because it was entirely a part of Indian custom and culture. It represents power, strength, confidence, and even divinity. It is a symbol of beauty and grace.
It is said to be declared the National Bird of India because of its rich religious and legendary involvement in Indian traditions. We see a strong involvement of peacocks even in Indian history. The sanctuary in Kolkata is famous for peacocks. This sanctuary is located inside the Bankapura Fort. The sanctuary has more than 1000 peacocks.