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
Depending on species, it takes between 26 and 30 days for a peacock egg to hatch. The most familiar species, the Indian blue peafowl, takes 27 to 30 days, with 28 being the average.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 baby peacock is called a peachick. The name for the male is peacock and the females are peahens.Full Answer >
According to National Geographic, the peacock lives up to 20 years in the wild. Adult peacocks weigh between 8.75 and 13 pounds, with a tail span of 5 feet.Full Answer >