Peacocks Facts for Kids – 5 Playful Facts about Peacocks

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Updated on: Educator Review By: Michelle Connolly

Peacocks are known for their mesmerising tails’ colours! But what else do you know about peacocks? Let’s learn five playful peacocks facts for kids.

Peacocks Facts for Kids Fact Number 1: Colourful Feathers

Peacocks are actually only the males of the species, they use their colourful feathers to attract the females – that are actually called peahens!

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Blue and green peacock

Peacocks Facts for Kids Fact Number 2: Peahens

It takes Peacocks three whole years to develop the feathers they need in order to find a mate, the better the colours and the bigger the tail is the best way for a peahen to decide which peacocks are strongest and best to have offspring with.

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Peacock and peahen

Peacocks Facts for Kids Fact Number 3: Hera

Peacocks have been respected in many different cultures, for example they are the national bird of India, and the animal that represents Hera, the Queen of the Greek Gods.

Peacocks Facts for Kids Fact Number 4: Crystals

Peacock feathers make all those pretty colours using crystals! There are microscopic crystal-like structures on peacock feathers that refract light differently depending on how they are moved by the peacock! Hummingbirds and some butterflies have the same effect on their wings!

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Green, purple, and blue peacock feather

Peacocks Facts for Kids Fact Number 5: Peacocks Can Fly

Peacocks can actually fly! Even though they have very heavy tails that can grow up to five feet long they can still manage to fly up into trees to get away from predators!

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Peacock standing on grass

We hope you enjoyed learning more things about peacocks as much as we loved teaching you about them. Now that you know how majestic these animals are, you can move on to learn about other animals and birds like: Birds, Foxes and Spiders.

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