Kingdom : Animalia
                          Class : Aves
                       Family : Phasianidae
        Scientific Name : Pavo Cristatus

                       Size(L) : 86cm - 107cm 
                                        (34in - 42in)
                Wing Span : 120cm - 300cm 
                                        (47in - 118in)
                       Weight : 2.7kg - 6kg 
                                         (6lbs - 13.2lbs)
                 Top Speed : 16km/h (10mph)

                  Life Span : 12 - 20 years
                      Colour : Brown, Blue, 
                                           Green, Grey
                 Skin Type : Feathers
Distinctive Features : Long tail feathers and
                                     colourful tail of males
  1. Peacocks are medium sized birds and are very closely related to pheasants.
  2. They are found in the warmer regions of the southern hemisphere especially India.
  3. The three species of peacocks are- The African Congo Peacock, The Indian Peacock and the Green Peacock.
  4. In all these species of peacocks, the females are a dull brown color and the males are beautifully colorful.
  5. The males are known as Peacocks and the females are known as Peahens.
  6. The males are almost twice the size of the peahens, with their feathers measuring up to 2m in length.
  7. The peacock is most famous for its enormous tail feathers which are very elaborate and colorful.
  8. The peacocks fan out their feathers to attract the females for mating and to intimidate their predators.
  9. Peacocks are omnivores feeding on insects, plants, seeds, flower heads, small mammals and reptiles.
  10. Their natural predators include wild dogs, wild cats, raccoons and tigers.
  11. In the mating season a peacock mates with around 6 peahens.
  12. The peahen lays the eggs, incubates them and raises the chicks all by herself.
  13. On an average they live to be around 20 years old.
  14. The green peacock is listed as a vulnerable to extinction species because of the habitat loss and hunting.

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