Peafowl is a large-sized, beautiful bird species native to Asia, Africa. They have blue and green plumage. They are also known as peafowl. They can be found in forests, scrublands, or semi-desert grasslands and feed insects, plants, fruits, small snakes.
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NAME & SCIENTIFIC NAME
Their scientific name is Pavo cristatus.
Peafowls belong to the family Phasianidae. It is a species of bird. There are 3 species in the world. Their conservation status is 'Least Concern'.
HABITAT & LIVING LOCATION
Peafowl is found in Asia, Africa. They are habitats such as forests, scrublands, and semi-desert grasslands.
Peafowl is a large-sized bird species and its whole body is covered with blue, green, white, purple, feathers. On their tail have eye-like spots with red, gold, and green feathers surrounding the eyespots. Males are larger than females. An adult length is around 100 cm to 115 cm and the wingspan is up to 195 cm to 225 cm. Their weight is around 3.8 kg to 6 kg. They can fly at speed of up to 16 km/h.
Peafowl is mainly part of the Omnivore diet, which means they eat meats and plants both. They mostly eat plants, flower petals, seed heads, insects, arthropods, reptiles, and amphibians.
Peafowl has some natural predators like dogs, cats, raccoons, tigers, mongooses.
LIFESPAN & LIFESTYLE
Their lifespan is up to 10 to 25 years in the wild. Peafowl is a diurnal bird. They live in small family groups.
At the age of 2 to 3 years males and females, are ready to sexually mature. After the incubation period lasts around 20 to 30 days. Peafowl lay one egg in a breeding season. The young are called peachicks.
- Peafowl has 15 known colors of peafowl: Blue, Green, White, Purple, Cameo, Charcoal, Opal, Bronze, Peach, Midnight, Jade, Taupe, Sonja's Violeta, Hazel, and Indigo.
- Males are referred to as peacocks, and females are referred to as peahens.