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Peacocks
By Lillian
What is a Peacock?
A peacock is a male peafowl and a female peafowl is called a
peahen. Their offspring are called peachicks when they reach one
year old.
Where’s
the food?
What Do They Eat?
In the wild peafowl feed on seeds, insects, flower heads,
berries, and other nutritious items. Which means that they are
omnivores.
What Do They Look Like?
The peafowl is green, blue, brown and grey.They also have
beautiful tail feathers that have what looks like eye designs on
them.
How Do They Reproduce?
Peafowl reproduce by laying eggs.They begin breeding at age 3
for peacocks and age 2 for peahens.
Get us
out of
here!
How Many Chicks Do They Have?
They have about 3 to 8 chicks depending on how well they
protect and raise their eggs.
Are they Warm or Cold Blooded?
Peafowl are warm-blooded which means that their body
temperature stays at the same degree all the time because
they make their own body heat.
What Is Their Body Covering?
They are covered in colorful feathers because birds, and only
birds have feathers. The feather colors depend on which peafowl
you are looking at.
Peacock Unveiling Its Feathers
Scientific Name
The scientific name of a peafowl is Pavo Cristatus.
How Do They Protect Themselves?
There are many ways for peafowl to protect themselves such
as, kicking thorns on their feet, their tail feathers are detachable
and they help them camouflage in with the surroundings, they
also flutter into short trees as their last resort.
What Size Are They?
The female peafowl is about 35 to 43 inches long and they weigh
about 6 to 8.8 pounds.The male peafowl is about 70 to 98 inches
long and they weigh 8 to 13 pounds.
Where Do They Live and How Do They Travel?
Peafowl have many different types and they all live in different
places, but they all have the same walk and strut.The Green
peafowl lives in Java and Burma, the Indian Blue peafowl lives in
India and Sri Lanka, and the Congo peafowl lives in African
rainforests.They all live in zoos as well.
Different Types
● Indian Blue Peafowl
● Congo Peafowl
● Green Peafowl
● Albino Peafowl
Do Peafowl Migrate or Hibernate and How Do They
Breathe?
Peafowl do not migrate or hibernate because wherever they live
is warm and they breathe through their lungs.
Are They Endangered?
Peafowl are not endangered and their population is stable.
Fun Facts
★ A group of peafowl is called an ostentation
★ They live 15 to 20 years
★ Babies weigh 3.6 ounces right after hatching
★ Peafowl can cost as low as $35 and as high as $275
★ Peafowl are one of the largest flying birds
★ A one day old baby peafowl can walk, eat, and drink without assistance
★ Some predators of the peafowl are mongooses, jungle cats, stray dogs, leopards,
and tigers
★ Peafowl also do not have to be killed for feathers because they shed them
★ The Indian peafowl is the national bird of India
Websites
http://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/peafowl
http://mentalfloss.com/article/62371/9-feathery-facts-about-peacocks
http://animals.mom.me/what-kind-of-habitat-do-peacocks-live-in-6195267.html
http://animals.mom.me/peacocks-for-pets-7167088.html
http://www.bigrunwolfranch.org/peacock.html
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/group/peacocks/
https://animalcorner.co.uk/animals/peafowl/
More Websites
https://a-z-animals.com/animals/peacock/
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/1199-Pavo/browse_photos
http://animals.mom.me/how-do-peacocks-protect-themselves-8016349.htm
http://www.softschools.com/facts/animals/peacock_facts/43/
Fun Activities
Here is the website for the coloring page
http://www.allaboutnature.com/subjects/birds/printouts/Peafowlprintout.shtml
The End
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