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These are the only animations of Peacocks however, there maybe some used on other pages and more aninations can be accessed from the table at the bottom of the page.

 

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Peacocks (Pavo Cristatus) are members of the pheasant family.

The word Peacock in reality refers to the male bird but the word is commonly used to refer to both sexes of this species. The female is actually called a Peahen and a hatching is called Peachicks.

The Peacock is found in warmer climate of the Southern Hemisphere, with the Peacock being most commonly found in India.

There are three main types of Peacock, the African Congo Peacock, the Indian Peacock and the Green Peacock all of which are thought to have originated in Asia but are today found in Africa and parts of Australia. All of the three different species of peacock are known for their elaborate male Peacocks and dull, brown female Peahens. The most common breed of Peacock is the Indian Blue.

Peacocks are omnivores. Their diet may consist mostly of grain, grass, plants, insects and other small creatures although Peacocks will eat just about anything.

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Peacocks have a lifespan of 12–20 years in the wild. They have a top speed of 16 k.p.h. (10 m.p.h.). They weigh between 2.7–6kg (6–13.2lbs). Their size is between 86–107cm (34ins–42ins).

A family of peacocks is known as a bevy. A group of peacocks is referred to as a party, a muster or an ostentation.

Peacocks prefer peace and harmony and will try to avoid commotion.

Peacocks have a crest or crown on the top of their heads that gives them a royal appearance.

According to history peacocks were brought to Egypt more than three thousand years ago by the Phoenicians.

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Peacocks are quite sociable birds and get along well with other birds. They like plenty of open space where they can roam free and also enjoy being where they can get plenty of sunlight.

Peacocks reach maturity between 8–10 months of age.

Contrary to popular belief, peacocks can fly but only for short distances.

The average length of an adult peacock’s beak is 2.5cm (1in) long.

Peacock feathers are still popular decorations and are often used in crafts.

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Peacocks are one of the easiest birds to raise.

Peahens make excellent mothers. During the mating season, the Peacock may have a harem of up to six different Peahens. The Peahen lays 4–8 brown coloured eggs and incubates her eggs by sitting on them. The Peachicks hatch after an incubation period of about a month. The Peahen looks after and rears her Peachicks on her own without any help from the Peacock.

At night peacocks like to roost up high in trees or other high places.

The brilliant hues and decorative “eye” of a peacock’s tail feathers is this bird’s trademark. An adult peacock’s train of feathers can be 1.5m (60ins) long.

A peacock can have a wingspan of up to 120–300cm (47–118ins).

In the Middle Ages, Peacocks and Swans were sometimes served at Christmas dinners.

Because Peacocks have a prideful strut we have the term:

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The peacock is a most beautiful bird but this one is unique.

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