These days, we buy bulk peacock feathers for home decor. But do we know some interesting facts about their owner-The Peacocks? Let’s check them out.
Peacocks are the most beautiful birds from the pagan family with a fan-shaped tail of a bright color. Men have long, colorful feathers that cover the tail, which have a flat shape. Peacocks are divided into two types: Asian and African. All Asian peacocks are divided into ordinary and green peacock species. Hybrid forms were created in captivity and are called “Spalding”.
Do you know? Kate Spaulding for the first time crossed the Asian peacock and received offspring capable of reproduction.
Consider what peacocks are, their classification and features.
Indian Or Plain Peacock
The Indian peacock is one of the most numerous species and has no subspecies. In its natural environment it is widely distributed in Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, color mutations of this type are inherent. The bird has been kept by humans for many generations and subjected to artificial selection.
What are the bright, long feathers covering the peacock’s tail? This is called “nadhvoste”. Body length of these peacocks is generally 1-1.25 m, tail 0.4-0.5 m.
Bright feathers” nadhvostya” associated only men are 1.2-1.6 m long, head, neck, chest light blue, bottom body black, and the back is green. The male has a mass of 4-4,25 kg; The female is smaller, with a lesser color of feathers.
The white peacock is a fairly common type of ordinary peacock. These birds have blue eyes. The popularity of the white peacock was picked up before 1823. It was discovered in a natural environment and was successfully cultivated in captivity. The white color of the bird is genetically determined.
The Black Winged peacock is a variation of the ordinary Peacock and differs from it more Brilliant Black feathers and wings with a bluish tint.
The female is slightly brighter than the male in color. Her neck and back are covered with brown and yellow feathers.
Do you know? By the end of the 15th century peacocks in Europe were grown for meat production until this turkey was replaced by turkey.
The green peacock is a kind of Asian peacock, it lives in Southeast Asia. In its natural environment, it can be found in Indochina, Bangladesh, North-East India, West Malaysia, Thailand, South China, Java. Compared to ordinary peacocks, green is much larger, brighter, with a metallic sheen, longer legs, neck and comb, less loud and sharp voice.