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Peafowl (Peacock and Peahen)
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Anatomy: The male peafowl (called the peacock) is about 84 inches (2.1 m) long. The female (called the peahen) is about 34 inches (0.85 m) long. Both have a fan-shaped crest on the head. The peacock has a long, brilliantly-colored train of feathers that grow from its shimmering blue back. He can raise the train of feathers, forming a stunning display. The peahen does not have a train; her plumage is brown, white, and black.
Diet: Peafowl eat seeds, fruit, other plant material, and some small animals (like mice and insects).
Nest and Eggs: Peafowl build shallow nests made of sticks, leaves, and grass. Nests are usually located in the undergrowth of the rainforest.
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