Peacock is the national bird of India, however, it can be found in other countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia and central Africa. There are two main species of peacock; the blue peacock, found in India and Sri Lanka, and the green peacock found in Java and Myanmar. The third less popular and distinct species, the Congo peacock, inhabits in African rain forests. The general habitat of Peacocks is in forests and rain forests, but they are also kept in zoos. Peacocks are omnivores; hence they live on grains, insects, small reptiles and mammals, berries, figs, leaves, seeds and flowering plants.
Peacocks are actually males; the female peacocks are called peahens and the whole group is addressed as peafowl. The babies of peacocks are called as peachicks. Peacocks are large in size pheasants that are known for the iridescent tails. Peacocks are generally 27 to 51 inches long depending upon the species. Peacocks’ tail boasts colorful “eye” markings of blue, gold, red, green and other hues. It is a beautiful sight when the peacock fans out his tail to display an emotion of happiness.
Peacock coloring pages
Download collection of 13 peacock coloring pages for kids.