Colours of Peafowl

As I went to a short trip to interior #Sindh, I spotted some beautiful #Peahens. So I collected some general information about them. It is always fascinating to come across such a beautiful creatures and get to know them. These pictures are taken at Village Khyber Alam, near Matiyari district, Sindh.

There are two species of #peafowl, better known as #peacocks. These large birds are famous for their bright, colorful feathers. Male Indian Peafowl have a colorful “train” of feathers that stands above their tails. The train has more than 200 feathers and can be over 7 feet long.

The male is called a peacock, the female a peahen, and the offspring pea chicks. The adult female peafowl is grey and/or brown. Pea chicks can be between yellow and a tawny colour with darker brown patches.

Habitat:

Peacocks are ground-feeders that eat insects, plants, and small creatures. There are two familiar peacock species. The blue peacock lives in India and Sri Lanka, while the green peacock is found in Java and Myanmar (Burma). A more distinct and little-known species, the Congo peacock, inhabits African rain forests.

 

(excerpted: Project Noah & Encyclopedia of Life)

 

 

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