Peacocks are always a pleasure to look at, even if their wings/ tail feathers aren’t spread out. They are such an eye-candy, we all can agree on this. Not a lot of people know that can peacocks fly? The way peacocks walk, is stammeringly beautiful, hence why some songs have women’s walk compared to peacocks. They do so with so much grace, elegance and delicacy yet keeping their head up high. They depict themselves as they are stronger than others around them.
A lot of you might have heard numerous things about this bird of beauty. However, the facts you are going to find in the following blog are going to be unparalleled.
Fun facts about peacocks
One fun fact about peacocks is that only males are called peacocks and females are called peahens.
Also, their children are called peachicks.However, the correct name upon seeing a peacock when you don’t know the gender of it is peafowl. Though not many people know this, you’ll notice that’s the word written for them in a zoo.
The most suspensive question; Can peacocks fly?
Another great fact you will be surprised to know is the answer to the question ‘can peacocks fly’? They can jump from the rooftops or cliffs and land on the floor very gently.
Although they look like they can’t, yet they’re in the ‘birds’ category for the very fact that peacocks can fly at 10 mph (16 km/hr).
Their flight isn’t like that of a pigeon for long in search of food, or that of a hawk looking for its prey, flying up and down and suddenly grabbing its prey. Nor is their flight like that of a warbler, going tree to tree. They can only fly as far as going down on the ground from a certain height of a tree or going up.
How can peacocks fly despite they are not like ordinary birds?
Peacocks’ tail feathers and wings aren’t like any other birds. They have astonishing coloring, iridescent colors despite the crystal-like covering of structure giving it a radiant glow and colors to the feathers of tail and wings.
We genuinely believe that this bird definitely wouldn’t know how to fly before when it came to existence. It was of a great surprise and amusement for the humans if the peacocks can fly or not. Because of their tiny heads, ostrich’s type of body, and emu’s and rhea’s, people generally assume (even today) that peacocks are normal animal-like birds.
However, when you see them actually going from trees to ground or from the ground to the tree, you amaze yourself at the fact that not only peacocks can fly but they do so very impressively.
Are peacocks royal birds?
Peafowls (rather known as peacocks) were also royal birds back in the subcontinent when there was kingship. People in the palace would place them as things of interior decor for the kings’ throne rooms beside their chairs. They were eye candies for the kings.
Although some people still keep them as pets, we believe it’s not right unless you’ve got a big place for them to roam around, fly up and down, and spread their wings happily. In fact, you will surprise yourself if you question ‘can peacocks fly?’. You can also tell by their ‘mow’ (the peacock’s typical cry) whether this bird is mowing out of happiness or sadness of being in a ‘prison’.
People like to collect and keep the long tail feathers that they shed along the way. They’re as soft as cotton wool and as silky as silk itself. Looking at the delicacy of this bird, you can never tell how greatly peacocks can fly!
So when do peacocks fly?
Basically they fly when they hunt for their prey if they see it from afar and a distance. Peacocks also jump and use their wings to slightly land on their prey. Their feed consists of little mammals, reptiles, insects, and even worms and seeds.
The country peacocks like to eat crops and fields whereas the city peacocks can even intake human food scraps. Since they eat all sorts of food they’ve been eating during their growth on the ground. So they don’t need to fly high like other normal birds in order to search for their prey. They find it on the ground themselves.
There are a lot of other fun facts about peacocks but we jotted down the most interesting ones for you. Hope you enjoyed reading, keep coming back!