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Evidently a peacock.
BTW - it is not *the city of* Petrvald (CZE) whose flag is horizontally blue-green-black (3:1:1), with yellow half-eagle in
the blue field and yellow mining tools over the green-black stripes.
Jan Zrzavy, 26 Apr 2002
Although it looks like a chicken dressed as an ostrich, it was meant as a peacock. There was a noble family of knights, later barons Petřvaldský z Petřvaldu (also known as "von Peterswald"). They made fortune in southern Moravia, because beautiful baroque Villa or Chateau in Buchlovice, District Uherské Hradiště was build by them, as they were owners of Buchlov Manor.
Why I'm writing about them? Their Coat of Arms was: Per Pale Or and Azure a Peacock Argent.
Crosier has two meanings - it says, that village was owned by Bishops of Olomouc and also, that local Church has St. Nicholas as Patron Saint.
Colours (silver/white, red and blue) are derived from Moravian Arms, because this Petřvald is situated in Moravian part of District.
Aleš Křížan, 26 Apr 2002