Assumed to be from the nearby KBR park, the birds were seen enjoying a quite morning on a building's roof.
Hyderabad: With more people staying indoors during the lockdown, animals and birds in urban areas are exploring empty streets even in the city. On Sunday morning, it was the turn of a group of peacocks and peahens to roam around in Banjara Hills.
Assumed to be from the nearby KBR park, the birds were seen enjoying a quite morning on a building’s roof. A witness, senior IPS officer Naveen Chand shares: “It was in the morning that we noticed that there were about five to six peacocks. It was the first time something like this had happened. Generally peacocks can’t fly very high. But these birds were on the roof, walking around the solar panels. It was quite a sight.”
Though peacocks roaming on the walkway around KBR Park and the parking lots adjoining the park are not a new sight, this was rare that the birds had roamed at least 1.5 to 2 km away from the park. Residents like Naveen Chand feel that they must have been in search of food.
“They are used to being fed near the park. It is a possibility that they came towards this area to find food or water. However, they haven’t been sighted in this area again since Sunday,” other residents said, adding that the number of walkers and visitors to the park had come down on account of the lockdown, which was one reason the birds could have been short of food.
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