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Peacocks – The Birds With The Stylish Clothing  

In all the animal kingdom, the peacock has the fanciest clothing. Male peacocks have beautiful long tail feathers, called a covert or train. Peacocks can spread these tail feathers into a fan. The fans are covered with sparkling circles, or eyes, in purple, red or yellow. The feathers are usually blue or green. Male peacocks use these feathery displays to get a date. The female peacocks seem to prefer the males with the largest, brightest fans.

A Beautiful Peacock Standing by a Lake Image - Science for Kids All About Peacocks

In all the animal kingdom, all about peacocks are the fanciest feathers and clothing.

Fun Facts about Peacocks for Kids

  • A group of peacocks isn’t called a flock, but a party.
  • Peacocks have been kept as pets for thousands of years.
  • Peacocks eat seeds, plants, insects and small reptiles.
  • Peacocks can fly, but they stay on the ground most of the time.
  • Female peacocks are actually peahens, not peacocks. Babies are peachicks.
  • In India, peacocks are considered sacred.
Peacock Displaying its Feathers Image

Male peacocks have beautiful long tail feathers, called a covert or train. Peacocks can spread these tail feathers into a fan.

Peacock Vocabulary

  1. Covert: a peacock’s tail feathers or train
  2. Party: a group of peacocks
  3. Peahen: a female peacock
  4. Sacred: special, beloved by God
A Group of Peacocks Image

A group of peacocks isn’t called a flock, but a party.

Learn More All About Peacocks

Check out this fun video about a peacock’s courtship dance:

A video about peacock courtship.

Peacock Trying to Eat an Insect Image

Peacocks eat seeds, plants, insects and small reptiles.

Peacock Q&A

Question: Do females have fancy feathers?

Answer: Females are usually grayish white or brown. They do not have long trains.

Peacock God in India Image

In India, peacocks are considered sacred.

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Question: Do people hunt peacocks?

Answer: In some parts of the world, people do hunt and eat peacocks.

 

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