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  • 1. Peacock
    • Katia Ambrocio
    • Biology 2 nd Period
  • 2. Statistics
    • Type: Bird (Pheasants)
    • Diet: Omnivore
    • Average life span: 20 years
    • Size: Body, 35 to 50 in; Tail, 5 ft
    • Weight: 8.75 to 13 lbs
    • Group name: Party
    • Color: typically blue and green
    • Scientific Name: Pavo cristatus
    • http://www.colblindor.com/wp-content/images/peacock-eye.JPG
  • 3. Habitat Map
    • http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/peacock/
    • Area highlighted in Yellow is the habitat range of the Peacock.
  • 4. Habitat
    • Lowland Forests
    • Streamside Forests
    • Congo Peacock inhabits rain forests
    • Native to India
    • http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_u3SejdkDPOU/Sxk3qQAPf2I/AAAAAAAABVU/u2mfu5ovPNU/s640/.......................................wild-peacocks.jpg
  • 5. Food Source
    • Ground-feeders
    • Plants: leaves, berries, fruit, and certain parts of flowers
    • Small Creatures: f rogs, snakes, other small reptiles or insects
    • http://www.pklifescience.com/staticfiles/articles/images/PKLS797.png
  • 6. Population
    • Search for food in small groups
    • Males; Peacocks
    • Females; Peahens
    • Together; Peafowls
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--QJm1oYG0aQ/Taz-jgRyhwI/AAAAAAAAJbk/ceRP1cW-vKs/s1600/peacock-wooing-peahen1.jpg
  • 7. Reproduction
    • Females choose mates based on the size, color, and quality of tail
    • Peacocks mate with several peahens
    • After mating peacocks have no responsibility
    • Peahen lays 3-6 eggs in a nest
    • Incubation: 28-30 days
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e9/Indian_Peahens_I_IMG_9647.jpg/180px-Indian_Peahens_I_IMG_9647.jpg
  • 8. Human Interaction
    • Endangered Species
    • Have been kept as pets for thousands of years
    • Used in selective breeding for varaition in colors
    • Don’t mix well with domestic animals
    http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/peacock
  • 9. Works Cited
    • McGowan, P.J.K. 1994. Family Phasianidae Pp. 434-479 In: Del Hoyo, J., A. Elliot, and J. Sargatal. Eds. 1994. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 2. New World Vultures to Guineafowl . Lynx Edicions, Barcelona
    • &quot;Peacocks, Peacock Pictures, Peacock Facts - National Geographic.&quot; Animals, Animal Pictures, Wild Animal Facts - National Geographic . Web. 08 May 2011. <http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/peacock/>.
    • Buckingham, Suzanne. &quot;Peacocks.&quot; PowerKids Life Science , Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2011. 8 May. 2011 .