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It's all in the eyes! Peahens are attracted to the males with the most eyes!!

Peacocks are one of the most beautiful birds in the world. Well recognized in zoos, parks, ornamental gardens, and private collections, these magnificent birds have been a part of human history for thousands of years. Following are some interesting facts about Peacocks

  • ​Peacocks are actually "Peafowl" A female is a Peahen, male Peacock, and babies are Peachicks.
  • There are two familiar Peafowl types. The India Blue are on the Indian subcontinent are the national bird of the Republic of India; the green peafowl is native to Asian countries and is listed as vulnerable to extinction.
  • The males can reach up to 8 feet long when tail is in full growth.
  • The males will not begin to grow their beautiful long tail feathers until two years of age, and up to three years for total growth.
  • Peafowl groups are called Parties.
  • ​Peafowl families are called Bevys.
  • Peafowl can become very lonely if kept as a single bird as they do not mix well with other types of fowl.
  • Despite the large size and 9-13 pound weight of peafowl, they can be fast fliers, but only for short distances.
  • Peafowl can live to 20 years in the wild, and up to 40 in captivity.
  • ​Peahens are said to be attracted to the male with the most eyes in his tail!
  • Peafowl are part of the Pheasant family.
  • Ancient Greeks believed that the Peafowl flesh did not decay after death, so became a symbol of  mortality.
  • Peafowl nest on the ground, but roost in trees at night to protect themselves from predators.

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