A peacock is a shiny blue bird which fans out its large colourful iridescent tail feathers, especially when it’s flirting with the peahens. A peacock is a male peafowl. A male peacock is more flamboyant than his female counterpart — he’s the one with those long brilliant tail feathers marked with eye-like designs.

Interesting Facts
1) There are around 100,000 white peacocks. This is not a separate species. This is a genetic condition that results only in the loss of pigment from feathers, and does not cause their eyes to turn red.
2) Peacocks can fly short distances (usually less than a mile), and the distance does not depend on whether they have a long tail or not.
3) There are only 3 known species of peacocks.
4) The Congo peacock looks like a turkey, but has a beautiful deep blue and green colour and does not have a large tail. The Congo peacock is very rare and can be found only in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Africa. There are approximately 9000 of them.
5) Peacocks can live from 10 to 25 years.
6) The Bible hailed peacocks as one of the most precious things aboard King Solomon’s ships coming from Asia.
7) The term “peacock” is commonly used to refer to birds of both sexes. Technically, only males are peacocks. Females are peahens, and together, they are called peafowl.
8) The peacock’s tail is called a “train” and it can reach up to 6ft.
9) Peacocks are very loud animals, and can make up to 11  different sounds.
10) Peacocks are very social birds and can become attached to humans.

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