The peacock's natural habitat is the forest or rain forest, and this brightly colored bird lives in India, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and Africa. Zoos obtain these birds from commercial hatcheries.Continue Reading
Peacocks roam freely in the wild, taking cover up in the trees at night to sleep and avoid predators. A peacock that has access to water, food and shelter will not leave its immediate area. This is why peacocks roam freely around zoos without flying away.
In their home countries, these birds are sometimes kept as companion animals. The males are brightly colored and the females are monotone.Learn more about Birds
A baby peacock is called a peachick. The name for the male is peacock and the females are peahens.Full Answer >
A peacock is a male peafowl with long, colorful tail feathers that fan out to display dominance, sexual attraction and maturity. The feathers are dotted with eye-shaped patterns and iridescent colors, which can be used to both confuse predators and attract mates. Female peafowl choose a peacock based on feather size, color, quality and strut. Dominant males can gather harems of females all at once, resulting in large broods of peafowl young.Full Answer >
A fully grown male peacock will have around 200 tail feathers, with roughly 150 of these tail feathers being the well-known eye-patterned variety. The colorful fan pattern male peacocks display is related to attracting a mate because the more vibrant and colorful the display, the more attractive the male is to the female.Full Answer >
The peacock, either the Indian or green peafowl, demonstrates the process of evolutionary adaptation through the long, brilliantly colored tail feathers of the male. Adaptation is the process by which a trait that confers a particular advantage for survival develops over time. The male peacock, Darwin postulates, evolved the adaptive trait of the tail feather display to compete for a mating partner.Full Answer >