What Do You Know About Peacocks?
How many species of peacocks are in the world?
- You can find blue peacocks in India and Sri Lanka, green peacocks in Myanmar and Java, and the Congo peacock deep in the rainforests of Africa.
The peacock is the national animal of which of the following countries?
- Since 1963, peacocks have been emblematic of India.
What do you call a group of peacocks?
- In general, peafowl can also be called a bevy, but groups of peacocks are typically referred to as a muster, ostentation, or even a party!
How many years can it take for a male peacock's tail plumage to become vibrant after hatching?
- From birth to full maturity, male peacocks take up to three years to achieve their full color.
During the Medieval ages, what were peacocks used for in elite courts?
- Roasted peacock was a favored dish for any affluent families who would serve this delicacy at elaborate banquets.
Approximately how long do peacocks in captivity tend to live?
- While wild peacocks only tend to live between 10 and 25 years, domesticated peacocks can live up to 50 years.
What do you call the long tail feathers that peacocks are well-known for?
- With males having tail feathers, or trains, up to five feet long, these birds certainly have impressive feathers!
What are female peacocks known as?
- The female is called a peahen, as opposed to the male peacock.
Approximately how fast is a peacock's running speed?
- Peacocks can fly, but did you know they can also run? These big birds are surprisingly fast!
How many eggs are typically laid in one clutch?
- Peahens typically lay up to six eggs in each clutch, and they also tend to lay these eggs in the afternoon hours.