1. Peacock is a colorful, swan-sized bird, with a fan-shaped crest of feathers, a white patch under the eye, and a long, slender neck.
2. It is found in many parts of India.
3. Peacocks are omnivores and eat insects, flowers, seeds, small rodents, and lizards.
4. It eats up harmful insects and therefore it’s a good friend of farmers.
5. Peacock or the male bird is more beautiful, colorful, and brighter than its female counterpart, which is called Peahen.
6. Peacocks have larger tails and heavier bodies compared to Peahen.
7. Peacocks are very large birds with massive feathers but they can fly, although not very high or to a long distance.
8. Peacocks can live up to twenty years of age.
9. The Peacocks shed their feathers every year. The new set of feathers grows once the old ones are discarded.
10. Peacock dance is a popular dance. A peacock dance done in a group is a fascinating sight.
11. When a peacock dances, it spreads out its feathers like a fan which looks very beautiful.
12. Peacock’s voice is not very sweet.
13. Its feathers are used to make purses, jackets, and many beautiful things.
14. The Peacock is the National Bird of India.
15. Peacock has a prominent reference in ancient Indian Art and Architecture as well as has a religious and legendary involvement in Indian traditions. Therefore it was chosen as the National Bird of India.
16. Peacock is a protected bird according to the Indian Government order.
17. Hunting of peacocks is banned in India. It is fully protected under the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
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