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Peacock, an animal often cited for his tail, but which not many know in its entirety. There are many different breeds of this animal and not so much similar to each other, in some cases. There is even the albino version. Let's see the characteristics and character of the Peacocks, what are the most beautiful variants and many other information.
Peacock: characteristics and breeds
It is a bird, in case someone doubts it. The peacock belongs to the order of Galliformes, to the species Pavo cristatus, to the family of Phasianidae. Its origins are Indian, some types come from Sri Lanka, specimens can be seen in the wild in some areas of theSouth Asia but not at too high altitudes: it is necessary not to exceed 1800 m of altitude.
The main reason it spread around the world, with dedicated farms, is the wonderful show represented by the livery of the male, this makes him a ornamental animal, appreciated almost all over the world
If the "Classic" peacock it is very common now, the albino one is still a rare thing so much so that the gardens or zoos that have one have transformed it into an attraction for children and more. As a rule, in fact, the plumage has very little white: in the female it is brown, gray and cream colored, while in the male it is bright blue with an incredibly colored tail.
It looks painted, from how much it is decorated, with ocelli and shades, up to 1.6 m long when the peacocks decide to open it up.
Peacock: what it eats
Since it lives mainly on the ground, it mainly feeds on seeds, sprouts, leaves, invertebrates, frogs and small snakes. This type of diet allows him to live about 25 years, leading a fairly lonely life. He deigns to approach his fellowmen only if necessary, during the breeding season. In this period the male begins to defend his territory, for the rest of the months both males and females remain alone or in small groups of 2 or 3 individuals.
The breeding of peacocks mainly concerns those of the most common varieties, they are not very difficult animals. When young, within 16 weeks, they get used to the place where they are placed, preferably closed. Not having a sociable character, better not to put too many specimens all together but to provide for separations between the spaces of each. Of course, if he had a choice, every peacock would stand in natural habitats for him such as open woods, rich in clearings and shrubs.
These birds they fly only in an awkward way, only to reach the lowest branches or supports and spend the night safe from predators, they are sedentary and run quickly in case of danger.
They are the specimens of male sex the most appreciated and immortalized, because with this wonderful tail it attracts females. So effective that, for males who are particularly skilled in conquering, it manages to attract even 6 females in one go. THE junior peacocks they complete the development of the tail at 3 years, but up to 6 it can continue to grow.
Females are not in the spotlight like males, they mostly take care of parental care, from hatching to raising offspring. A female usually lays only one brood per year, of 3-5 eggs which must be incubated for approximately 4 weeks.
Used in theatrical choreography, for carnival or for particularly artistic flower arrangements, peacock feathers can also be purchased online. On Amazon with 30 euros you can buy 100 feathers 100% of genuine natural peacock, we also find them in wedding decorations, table centerpieces, jewelry and hats creation.
Verse of the peacock
If the tail is beautiful, the verse is definitely unpleasant. It has nothing harmonious and attractive, rather it resembles the cawing of a crow, yet it does not always drive away the predators that threaten this bird. Among these we find tigers, leopards and jackals.
Because the peacock makes the wheel
The reasons why the peacock does the wheel are mainly two.
1) during the mating season the wheel is a form of courtship to impress the female, thanks to the wide fan-shaped tail covered with eyes, the peacock gets its attention. The female peacock has a very difficult character and it is complex to attract her attention, in fact, often the males in addition to doing the wheel resort to other tricks, such as pretending to have had more females than the reality of the facts.
2) as a defense mechanism from predators. In fact, by doing the wheel the peacock is able to disorient the enemy by increasing its size and showing itself more dangerous.
This galliforme is often used as vanity symbol. In truth, it turns out to be a different character who doesn't like being approached very much and doesn't care at all about having a lively social life. It is a typical example of how certain animals are labeled for a particular characteristic without ascertaining their true character. They are then found to be the symbol of a concept that has nothing to do with their nature. The peacock seems to have something else in mind than bragging about its beauty, yet we talk about straggling.
Those who want an affectionate peacock to cuddle, better not turn to those in flesh, feathers and bones, who do not give confidence, but can count on thisplush in his image and likeness.
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