Females: 38 in
Males: 40-46 in
Females: 6-8.8 lbs
Males: 8.8-13 lbs
Name of Young
Did you know?
- The peacock is a large member of the pheasant family. They are native to South Asia. They are the national bird of India.
- The term peacock is often used to refer to both males and females, but collectively they are peafowl. Males are peacocks, females are peahens and babies are peachicks
- There is considerable sexual dimorphism (differences) between genders. Females are much more drab in color. Males are larger, brightly colored, have a “train” feathers, and a crest on their head.
- Male peacocks are known for their train. This is the long (78-90 inches) extravagantly colored feathers with eye markings. It makes up about 60% of the bird’s body weight. It is used in mating rituals and courtship displays.
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