The courtship display of the peacock has inspired countless poets, artists (and cartoonists!) the world over, and has even nauseated some, such as Darwin who failed to figure out the reason behind the extravagance of the male's train! Currently believed to be a result of female sexual selection, the peacock's famous dance involves holding the train out like a fan and fluttering it.
I've done a couple of cartoons on peacocks for my fortnightly column in The Hindu's BLink. Here's the first one that appeared in July 2014.