The Indian peacock (lat.Pavo cristatus), aka an ordinary peacock, it is a representative of the genus of large birds of the subfamily and the pheasant family of the same name (lat.Phasianinae), the order of chickens (lat.Galliformes). The genus of peacocks consists of one species — peacocks, and therefore the species is called monotypic. The peacock symbolizes power, greatness, incorruptibility and immortality. The flip side of the peacock symbol is pride and vanity. In the culture of India and Iran, the peacock's tail represents the all-seeing Eye. The peacock is also an obligatory attribute of the highest caste in India — the Brahmins. In European countries, the peacock is kept in public parks and private gardens in order to create an atmosphere of the sophisticated East in the northern latitudes.
The most remarkable part of the peacock's body is its tail — long feathers, painted in bright colors, against the background of which symmetrically spaced «eyes» stand out. But the tail turns out to be not a tail at all. What we describe as the tail is the development of the upper body coverts of the upper feathers. The length of the peacock's body can reach 1.2 m, and the upper tail feathers — up to 1.6 m. Body weight is on average about 4 kg. Sexual dimorphism — males are larger than females, and only males have a «tail». The color of the peacock can be completely different, but the standard is blue for the chest, head and neck, green for the back and black for the lower body. Females are not so brightly colored, their feathers are usually grayish.
Indian peacock in Animal Park
He is a living diamond of our Park. The peacock's presence decorates even the place of the pigs' creative mess. Although it is difficult to communicate with a peacock, after visiting the Park, the peacock is remembered for a lifetime. In children, the peacock gives the impression of a fairy-tale character, it excites imagination, and children want to draw it as quickly as possible. Come to visit us, invite your children and friends with you. For two hours in the company of our pets, you will gain impressions for the years to come.
- The tail of the peacock male consists of 200 cover spotted feathers.
- The peacock reveals a luxurious tail and showing off, walks in front of a female. Wind hinders keep the tail straight, so it seems that the peacock stirs it.
- Peacocks begin to scream if they feel the changes in the weather, namely before the rain. The sound emitted by peacocks is not like the chirping of birds it is like the loud cry of the cat.