Different types of peafowl come from different places in the world like the blue peafowl, which comes from India and Sri Lanka; the green peafowl, which comes from Java and Myanmar; and the Congo or African peafowl, which comes from the Congo. The peacock is a name given to the male peafowl and a female peafowl is called a peahen.Know More
The blue peafowl is the national bird if India. The peacock's body is blue but the peahen's body is brown. They are native to more tropical, humid climates but they can live in colder, northern winters. Blue peacocks are less hostile than other peacocks and this, mixed with the ability to survive in many climates makes them popular in zoos across the world.
The green peafowl are similar in appearance to the green peafowl and the green peahen is a similar color to the blue peahen. The blue peacock is bright blue in color. The green peafowl cannot live through the same cold weather than the blue peafowl can, but they are still popular in many zoos. They are more aggressive than many other grounded birds and should not be kept with other peafowls.
The Congo peafowl is not as common as the blue or green species and was only discovered in 1931. It is the national bird of the Democratic Republic of Congo and is an endangered species. The Congo peacock has a deep blue color with hints of green and violet.Learn more about Birds
Peacocks, also known as peafowl, reproduce by laying eggs during the early spring and into the summer. A peacock's breeding age is usually at 3 years old, but younger peacocks, referred to as yearlings, have been known to mate at 2 years of age. Female peacocks are called peahens.Full Answer >
The peacock, either the Indian or green peafowl, demonstrates the process of evolutionary adaptation through the long, brilliantly colored tail feathers of the male. Adaptation is the process by which a trait that confers a particular advantage for survival develops over time. The male peacock, Darwin postulates, evolved the adaptive trait of the tail feather display to compete for a mating partner.Full Answer >
The peacock's natural habitat is the forest or rain forest, and this brightly colored bird lives in India, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and Africa. Zoos obtain these birds from commercial hatcheries.Full Answer >
India is home to silkworms that produce all five of the major commercial types of silk in the world: mulberry silk, tasar silk, oak tasar silk, eri silk and muga silk. Mulberry silk is the most prized and the most abundant, which is why the other four types are usually grouped together as non-mulberry silk.Full Answer >