Interesting facts about peacocks


Posted on Oct 11, 2021      22


Because of their unique plumage, peacocks are known all over the world. In many countries, these birds are kept solely for their beauty, and to tell you the truth, they are worthless else in particular. But they can’t all be useful, right? There must be some that are just beautiful! That’s exactly what peacocks are - beautiful and colorful... However, their colorful plumage alone is enough to make many people adore them. In addition, in some countries, they were used for other things.

Facts about peacocks

  • There are a total of three species of these birds in the world.
  • Although different species of peacocks are not found in the wild, they can interbreed in captivity.
  • The peacocks are native to Asia. One species is also found in Africa.
  • The supreme being in the Yezidi religion is depicted as this bird.
  • The American television company NBC has used four different logos with a symbolic image of a peacock.
  • In Myanmar, the peacock is the official symbol of the country.
  • In Hinduism, peacocks are considered sacred birds.

  • They have 76 chromosomes each. Humans, for example, have 46.
  • In some countries, there is a belief that keeping peacock feathers at home is not worth it, so as not to bring bad luck on yourself.
  • Only males can boast of bright plumage. But female peacocks look quite ordinary, and not so colorful.
  • In some countries, peacocks are consumed as food.
  • Despite the bulky plumage, these birds are not bad about flying. Another thing is that they don’t fly very often, preferring to walk on the ground.
  • An adult peacock can have a body length of over one meter.
  • Peacocks exterminate various dangerous snakes, such as young cobras. Therefore, people in rural India often keep them in their households.
  • In some Asian countries, the mating games of peacocks begin around the same time as the beginning of the rainy season, so different peoples have the belief that these birds can call the rain.
  • When they move their feathers against each other and emit an infrasonic sound that we humans cannot hear. Scientists speculate that this is how peacocks communicate with each other.
  • Their tail feathers can be up to 2 meters long.
  • The length of peacock tail feathers may exceed the body length of this creature by 2 or 3 times.

  • Medieval knights decorated their helmets with peacock feathers.
  • In Tibet, some people still believe that peacock meat helps cure various diseases.
  • Peacocks can sense the approach of natural disasters, such as floods, hurricanes or earthquakes.
  • At the sight of the enemy, the male peacock turns its back to him and opens its tail hoping the eye-like spots on its feathers will confuse the attacker and give the peacock enough time to fly away.
  • Scientists believe that evolution has evolved the peacock’s tail so that males can attract females with it, which they actually do. Most bird species use their voice to attract mates, but the peacocks’ voice is not very euphonious.
  • The elegant tail plumage develops in male peacocks about 3 years after their birth.
  • In captivity, they can live up to 20 years.
  • Male peacocks always have a harem of three females.
  • In fact, their tail feathers are short and unsightly, and a magnificent bright fan grows from a place above the tail.

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