1. A collective term for these birds is “peafowl.” The males are “peacocks” and the females are “peahens.” The babies are called “peachicks.”
2. The male peachicks don’t start growing their showy trains until about age three. In fact, it’s hard to tell the sex of a peachick because they’re nearly identical to their mothers. At around six months, the males will begin to change colour.
3. About 3000 years ago, Phoenicians imported different species of peacocks to Egypt and used them for a variety of purposes, particularly decorations.
4. Even though peacock appears bright in colour, it’s not as bright as it looks. In fact, peacocks are brown in colour, and their colour often changes due to the reflection of light, which is the secret of their exquisitely colourful feathers.
5. Peacocks are the best fighter when it comes to fighting with snakes. They can not only prey on young snakes, including the poisonous ones, but they also do not let snakes enter their territory.
6. Peahens –female peacocks – don’t play well with others. They may be pretty and colourful, but they don’t mix well with other domestic birds.
7. They originally lives in forests and rainforests. And they mostly still feel more comfortable there.