Peafowl - Pavo cristatus
The Peafowl is native to Asia. Only one species Afropavo congensis, Congo Peafowl, is found in Africa. The Asian peafowl is bird that is more frequently called as peacock. It lives in dry, open forests. They are native to Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka although they've been introduced elsewhere. The feathers that make up what most of us call the tail are not actually part of the tail. Those are modified feathers. The "tail" of the male takes 3 years to develop. It's lost or molted every year. It's made up of 150 feathers. The "tail" can reach an amazing 7.25 feet. The "tail" is used to attract females. Each male attracts and guards a small flock of females. The male will mate with all the females in his flock. Females build the nest and raise their young without the support of the feather. Guess I should clear up the name confusion here for a second. Only the male is rightfully called the peacock. Female peafowl are called peahens. Peafowl feed on seeds, fruits, small animals ranging from insects to mice, and various other plant parts.Disclaimer: These videos are not mine. I claim no right to these videos but will erase them if asked.