Published on 14 Feb 2011 | over 6 years ago
The Most Beautiful Peacock Dance Display Ever - Peacocks Opening Feathers and Bird Sound HD
Peacocks are large, colorful pheasants typically blue and green and known for their iridescent tails. Many people ask if peacocks are birds of paradise, to which the answer is no - a bird of paradise belongs to a totally seperate family of birds.These tail feathers of the peacock, or coverts, spread out in a distinctive train that is more than 60 percent of the birds total body length and boast colorful "eye" markings of blue, gold, red, and other hues. The large train is used in mating rituals and courtship displays. It can be arched into a magnificent fan that reaches across the bird's back and touches the ground on either side. Females are believed to choose their mates according to the size, color, and quality of these outrageous feather trains.
The term "peacock" is commonly used to refer to birds of both sexes. Technically, only male bird is a are peacock. Females are peahens, and together, they are called peafowl.
Suitable males may gather harems of several females, each of which will lay three to five eggs. In fact, wild peafowl often roost in forest trees and gather in groups called parties.
Peacocks are ground feeders that eat insects, plants, and small creatures. There are two familiar peacock species. The blue peacock lives in India and Sri Lanka, while the green peacock is found in Java and Myanmar (Burma). A more distinct and little-known species, the Congo peacock, inhabits African rain forests.
Peacocks can be noisy, they have a very loud high-pitched meow like sound . They call a lot during the mating season. Dawn and late evening is a favourite time for this.
Filmed at Trevarno Gardens on 18th April 2010
Video Produced by Paul Dinning - Wildlife in Cornwall