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Peacocks

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Peacocks

  1. 1. Peacocks By Lillian
  2. 2. 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?
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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!
  6. 6. How Many Chicks Do They Have? They have about 3 to 8 chicks depending on how well they protect and raise their eggs.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Peacock Unveiling Its Feathers
  10. 10. Scientific Name The scientific name of a peafowl is Pavo Cristatus.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. Different Types ● Indian Blue Peafowl ● Congo Peafowl ● Green Peafowl ● Albino Peafowl
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. Are They Endangered? Peafowl are not endangered and their population is stable.
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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/
  19. 19. 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/
  20. 20. Fun Activities Here is the website for the coloring page http://www.allaboutnature.com/subjects/birds/printouts/Peafowlprintout.shtml
  21. 21. The End
  22. 22. Please click the image above for the quiz Hi

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