I Live in Asia
Indian peafowl are native to south Asia, more specifically India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and other countries in that region.
I Am A Omnivore
Although the peafowl’s diet mainly consists of seeds, fruit, plants, and insects, this avian species has been known to consume small reptiles and amphibians as well.
Indian Peafowl are Solitary
Peafowl often prefer solitude, but have been found in groups of 2-3 individuals. During mating season, peafowl will sometimes group together, usually one male with six or more females.
What’s the Difference
Males, called peacocks, have a shimmering blue body and a bright colorful train of feathers, each ending in a colorful “eye.” Peacocks usually do not develop their long colorful trains until they are three years old. Females, called peahens, do not have a train. They are dull grayish brown in color.
Helping the Indian Peafowl in the Wild
By visiting the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, you are supporting local, regional, and global conservation.
I am Important to My Ecosystem
Indian peafowl play a very important role in their ecosystem in terms of insect control.