Interesting Facts About Peacock
- A peacock is a male peafowl, the Peahen is a female Peafowl belonging to the pheasant family of Birds. Peacocks have a crested head and a very large fan like tail marked with brilliant plumage adorned with iridescent eyes or spots.
- The species in general or collectively are referred to as peafowl. Although most people call the species peacocks, the word really only refers to the male bird.
- Peacocks (male peafowl) are noted for their display of their brilliant tall plumage which attract the attention of the female during courtship.
- Only a peacock (male peafowl) has a colorful train.
- The trains of peacocks can be arched into a beautiful fan of feathers which reach across its back and touches the ground on either side.
- Peahens choose peacocks as mates according to the size, color, and quality of their trains.
- Peacocks fly into trees to protect themselves from predators.
- Peacocks are highly sociable and require companionship.
- The collective name for a group of peahens is a Harem.
- Peacocks generally have a harem of 2 – 5 females.
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