DAY 5 - WEEK 1 - JUNIOR MASTERPIECES CHALLENGE
- Male peafowl is called peacock while female is called peahen.
- They are one of the largest flying birds. Their length (including tail) can reach 5 feet. They can weigh between 8-13 pounds.
- Their main predators are tigers, leopards, mongoose… When they sense a danger, they fly and hide in the trees. They spend nights on trees for the same reason.
- Family of peafowl is called "bevy".
- Group of peafowl is called "party".
- Beautiful and colorful tails are characteristic only for the males.
- Tail makes 60% of peacock's total length.
- Peacocks are polygamous (mate with more than one female) and usually form a harem that consists of 2-5 females. Left alone peacocks are very sad and heart-broken.
- Although very beautiful, peacocks produce unpleasant sounds.
- One day old baby peafowl can walk, eat and drink without assistance.
A colouring in picture from a peacock here
facts taken from here