Unusual Facts About Peacocks - as part of the pets & animals series by GeoBeats.
Here are 5 uncommon facts about peacocks.
As some of the most beautiful animals on the planet, peacocks have been used as royal pets by many rulers.
"Peafowl" is the true name of the species, with "peacock" being the name of the males and "peahen" the name of the females.
The males have the beautiful and elaborate plumage that is so famous, while the females are rather plain.
The noise that these beautiful birds make is a loud, rather harsh call that can be heard for quite a distance.
In the wild, peafowl make their homes in the trees in large groups that are known as "parties."