Indian Blue Peafowl

Pavo cristatus

NATURAL HABITAT
The peafowl is found in moist and dry deciduous forests and prefers sites where water is available.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Seeds, insects, fruit, small mammals and reptiles
IN THE ZOO – Fruits, vegetables, seeds and meat

FASCINATING FACTS

  • Males are referred to as peacocks, females are peahens and offspring are peachicks
  • Have 11 different calls
  • Males have an extravagant train of feathers
  • Males don’t develop the long train of feathers until age two
  • Several peacocks roam freely on Zoo grounds all year long