Why Are Peacocks Called Peacocks?


The name ‘peacock’ is derived from the old French word poucocque meaning ‘pea fowl’.

The word ‘peacock’ was first used to describe the bird in the late 14th century.

The peacock is a member of the pheasant family Phasianidae.

The peacock is native to Asia and is best known for its magnificent tail which can grow up to three feet in length.

The tail is made up of long brightly colored feathers which the peacock can spread into a spectacular fan.

The peacock’s tail is used to attract mates and intimidate rivals.

The peacock is a colorful bird with a blue-green body and a tail that is usually blue with green and gold markings.

The male peacock is much larger than the female and has a more elaborate tail.

The female is known as a peahen.

The peacock is a popular bird in zoos and bird parks where visitors can admire its beauty.

The bird is also kept as a pet in some parts of the world.