Peacock

Not threatened

Our 9 blue peafowl freely roam through the park!


Scientific name : Pavo cristatus

Where do they live?

They are found in Asia, in forests and in areas near rivers. Peafowl are especially widespread in India and Sri Lanka. They are also now bred in the United States and in Africa.

Did you know?

The male peacock raises its feathers into a fan to seduce females during courtship. It spreads out the long feathers of its tail, then spins around while fluffing its plumage to show off.

Blue peafowl are large birds of the Phasianidae family, known for their majestic appearance owing to their long train of colourful feathers. The male (the peacock) differs from the female (the peahen) in both the colours of the plumage and the length of the feathers on the tail. The female's tail is much shorter and her plumage is of a duller colour. The tail of the male, however, boasts hundreds of very colourful feathers that form a long train measuring up to 1.5 m long.
The blue peacock has a unique and famous song. It can be heard up to one kilometre away. They generally use the call to alert others of danger.
Blue peafowls are omnivorous and mostly feed on plants, though they also enjoy insects.

Weight

Between 3 and 6 kg .

Height

The male measures between 90 and 110 cm not including the tail. The female measures 86 cm.

Tail length

Up to 1.5 m for the male.

Sexual maturity

2 years, females often mature much earlier than males.

Incubation period

30 days, 4 eggs on average.

Life expectancy

10 to 18 years.