Peacocks – The Birds With The Stylish Clothing

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In all the animal kingdom, the peaco-ck has the fanciest clothing. Male peaco-cks have beautiful long tail feathers, called a covert or train. Peaco-cks 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 peaco-cks use these feathery displays to get a date. The female peaco-cks seem to prefer the males with the largest, brightest fans.

A Beautiful Peaco-ck Standing by a Lake Image - Science for Kids All About Peaco-cks

In all the animal kingdom, all about peaco-cks are the fanciest feathers and clothing.

Fun Facts about Peaco-cks for Kids

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

Male peaco-cks have beautiful long tail feathers, called a covert or train. Peaco-cks can spread these tail feathers into a fan.

Peaco-ck Vocabulary

  1. Covert: a peaco-ck’s tail feathers or train
  2. Party: a group of peaco-cks
  3. Peahen: a female peaco-ck
  4. Sacred: special, beloved by God
A Group of Peaco-cks Image

A group of peaco-cks isn’t called a flock, but a party.

Learn More All About Peaco-cks

Check out this fun video about a peaco-ck’s courtship dance:

A video about peaco-ck courtship.

Peaco-ck Trying to Eat an Insect Image

Peaco-cks eat seeds, plants, insects and small reptiles.

Peaco-ck Q&A

Question: Do females have fancy feathers?

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

Peaco-ck God in India Image

In India, peaco-cks are considered sacred.

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Question: Do people hunt peaco-cks?

Answer: In some parts of the world, people do hunt and eat peaco-cks.

 

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