Average lifespan in the wild: 20 years
Size: Body, 35 to 50 in (90 to 130 cm);
Tail, 5 ft (1.5 m)
Weight: 8.75 to 13 lbs (4 to 6 kg)
Group name: Party Did you know? A male peafowl is one of the largest flying birds when the combined length of its train and its large wingspan are considered.
The term "peacock" is commonly used to refer to birds of both sexes. Technically, only males are peacocks. Females are peahens, and together, they are called peafowl.
What does a Peacock look like?
Peacocks are large, colorful pheasants (typically blue and green) known for their iridescent tails. These tail feathers, or coverts, spread out in a distinctive train that is more than 60 percent of the bird’s total body length and boast colorful "eye" markings of blue, gold, red, and other hues. The large train is used in mating rituals and courtship displays. It can be arched into a magnificent fan that reaches across the bird's back and touches the ground on either side. Females are believed to choose their mates according to the size, color, and quality of these outrageous feather trains.
Where do Peacocks live?
Peacocks are very unique animals. They can live any where as long as they have the proper shelter. Extreme environments with very high temperatures are not good for the animal.
The peacock originally comes from India, Sri Lanka, and Burma. There are peacocks in zoos and farmers keep peacocks because they eat snakes. There are reports of wild ones through the northeastern United States.
What does a Peacock eat?
Peacocks are ground feeders. They hunt for small animals, like spiders, reptiles and amphibians, in tall grasses and minnows in shallow streams.They also eat plant parts, such as flower petals and seed heads. At night, they will perch in the tops of trees to avoid run-ins with predators.
Which peacocks are most healthy?
With a tail measuring 8 feet wide and containing over 200 feathers, the peacock is the tacky Vegas showgirl of the animal world. Here's where the scientific part comes in: peacocks with the bluest blue eyes on their tail are deemed to be the healthiest. Of course, that also presents a con, as peacocks with too much junk on the trunk have a little trouble when it comes to flying, too big equals no liftoff. This presents a challenge when it comes to fleeing predators. Run, peacock, run!
Did you know this about Peacocks?
With its wingspan and a train of feathers nearly 60 percent of its total length, the peacock is one of the largest flying birds in the world.
The peacock is technically a male peafowl of the genus Pavo. There are two species in this genus: the Indian peafowl (found in India) and the green peafowl (found in Burma east to Java).
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