Scientific name: Pavo cristatus
Family: Phasianidae
Order: Galliformes
Status: Least Concern

Habitat and Distribution

Peacocks are forest birds that nest on the ground but roost in trees. They are terrestrial feeders.

About the animal:

  • The term "peacock" is commonly used to refer to birds of both sexes. Technically, only males are peacocks. Females are called peahens;
  • Peacocks are large, colourful pheasants known for their iridescent tails;
  • The large train is used in mating rituals and courtship displays.

What they eat?

Peacocks are ground-feeders that eat insects, plants, and small creatures.


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