|Peafowl are omnivorous and eat most plant parts, insects and other arthropods, reptiles, and amphibians.
The male has iridescent blue-green or green colored plumage. The
peacock tail ("train") is not the tail quill feathers but the highly
elongated upper tail covert feathers. The "eyes" are best seen when the
peacock fans its tail. Like a cupped hand behind the ear, the erect
tail-fan of the male helps direct sound to the ears. The female
has a mixture of dull green, brown, and grey in her plumage. She lacks
the long upper tail coverts of the male but has a crest. The female can
also display her plumage to ward off female competition or signal
danger to her young.
100 to 115 cm
195 - 225 cm