Peacocks being caught and removed from Jacksonville, Property
Peacocks being caught and removed from Jacksonville, Florida property. Watch this video below and see how easy it is to catch a ostentation of peacocks.
Five Interesting Facts About Peacocks:
1. Only the males are actually “peacocks.”
The collective term for these birds is “peafowl.” The males are “peacocks” and the females are “peahens.” The babies are called “peachicks.”
2. A family of peafowl is called a “bevy.”
A group of the birds is also sometimes called an “ostentation,” a “muster,” or even a “party.”3 . They’re not born with their fancy tail feathers. The male peachicks don’t start growing their showy trains until about age three. In fact, it’s hard to tell the sex of a peachick because they’re nearly identical to their mothers. At around six months, the males will begin to change color.
4. They don’t have to be killed for their feathers.
Luckily, the peacocks shed their train every year after mating season, so the feathers can be gathered and sold without the birds coming to any harm. The average lifespan of a peacock in the wild is about 20 years.
5. They can fly, despite their massive trains.
A peacock’s tail feathers can reach up to six feet long and make up about 60 percent of its body length. Despite these odd proportions, the bird flies just fine, if not very far.
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