Peacocks are actually "Peafowl" in the Genus "Pavo" of the Pheasant Family, Phasianidae. It's the Males(peacock) which have the beautiful Eye-spotted tail, displayed as part of Courtship. Uses it to impress and attract females(peahen) which are grey and/ or brown. Babies are called peachicks. It is the National bird of India. Hope that helps. :-).