20 Colorful Facts About Peacock

The Peacock is a beautiful and fleshy bird/ Most notably, the bird is well-known for its vibrant colors. The Peacock is well-known for its stunning beauty. It does have a hypnotic appearance. It’s a mesmerizing experience to watch it dance during the Monsoon season. Its beautiful colors instantly soothe the eyes. The Peacock plays an important religious role in Indian traditions. So check out these 20 amazing facts about this beautiful bird.

  1. Only males are called peacocks, and females are called peahens. The babies are called peachicks.
  2. A family of these birds is called a bevy or peafowl. While groups of the bird are called a “muster, an “ostentation, or even a “party.”
  3. Peacock is the national Bird of India. The bird represents the vivid cultures and colors of the country.
  4. Peafowls are omnivores birds; they usually feed on small insects, seeds, plants, flower seeds, small mammals, and even small reptiles like snakes.
  5. There is a total of three subspecies of peafowls that are Indian, Green, and African Congo. Their size and color differentiate them.
  6. These beautiful birds like to live in forests, Greenland, and rain forests.
  7. Peafowls have a lifespan of over 20 years in the wild. Whereas in captivity, they can live up to 50 years.
  8. They reach the age of sexual maturity at the age of 2 to 3 years.
  9. Peahens lay about 4-12 eggs in one clutch, which takes about 27-30 days to hatch.
  10. Peacocks are big birds and can grow 90-130 cm tall and can weigh from four to six kilograms. While the females are a bit smaller than males.
  11. Peacocks have one of the most beautiful and textured feathers among all bird species.
  12. Peacocks fly short distances and can fly at about 10 miles per hour (16 kph). They run on land at the same speed they fly.
  13. Peacocks are commonly found in India, Burma, and Sri Lanka.
  14. They are social animals and like to play with their companions or other peacocks, mainly in the sun. They also are very aggressive to the invaders in their territory. They even travel in groups of eight to ten.
  15. They feel sad and heartbroken when they are alone.
  16. One day old peachick are able to eat, drink or walk on their own.
  17. They have four toes on their feet, out of which 3 are front forwarded whereas one toe face backward. This combination of toes helps them to hold on to trees and branches.
  18. They are not able to swim due to their feet which are not webbed enough to help them paddle and swim.
  19. The peacocks produce shallow ‘infrasonic’ sounds while displaying themselves to peahens. Such low-frequency sounds, which are at less than 20 Hz, typically cannot be heard by humans.
  20. Peacocks have excellent hearing and eyesight. They use their superb senses of vision and hearing to hunt on their prey.

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