Peacocks are colorful birds. The male bird is technically called a Peacock, the female is called a Peahen, babies are called Peachicks, and the entire group is called Peafowl.
There are Indian, Congo, and Green Peafowl. The most common is Indian. The Indian Peacock has some of the brightest feathers to attract a mate while the Peahen is more of a drab mottled brown so predators cannot see her while she is in the bushes incubating her eggs. Peafowl range in size from 27”-51” long. The males tails are called trains and are sometimes up to an additional 6 feet long!
Written by Furwise.com