Peacocks In Mid-Flight Look Like Creatures From Game Of Thrones.
Peacocks have long been revered as one of the most beautiful creatures in the animal kingdom. In ancient Greece, the peacock symbolized immortality while in Persia it was seen as a guardian to royalty.
The iridescent colors on this forest bird is exclusive to the males. In fact, scientists believe the hue and angle of the eyespots on the tails determine their success in attracting females to copulate. As stunning as the male peafowl is, it is when it spreads its wings during flight that is breathtaking. Red, blue, and gold are just some of the colors fanned out during the peacock’s mid-flight.
There are three types of peacocks. The blue bird lives in India and Sri Lanka. The green peacock inhabits Java and Myanmar while a smaller species, the Congo peacock is found in Africa.
Leucism is a genetic mutation causing the peacock to lose its iridescent on its feathers, making it appear albino.
Peacocks shed their train after mating season every year.
The peacock's tail feathers make up 60% of its body length and measures up to six feet long.