Can Peacocks Fly? And When Do Peacocks Fly?

Today we will talk about peacocks. Can peacocks fly? Let’s talk about it. If you have ever visited a zoo or a wildlife park you will have seen the beauty of the peacock and its large feathers. The peacock is a species of bird that is a male peafowl. The peacock belongs to the phasianidae family. Male peacocks are known as peacocks. Female peacocks are known as peacocks. And the young peacock is called a peach.

There are three species of peacock: Indian peafowl, green peacock, and Congo peafowl. Indian peafowl originates from the Indian subcontinent. The green peacock originates from South Asia. The Congo Peafowl belongs to the Congo Basin in Africa in particular. The feathers of the peacock's tail are 6 feet long. The length of these feathers is about 60% of the length of birds.

Yes, peacocks can fly but it spends most of its time on the ground. The peacock is able to fly from the ground to a tree or a roof. It can fly down from their high places when it has to come down. You will not see it as high as an eagle or maneuver like an eagle or fight from one tree to another as the flight capacity of the peacock is limited to short distances.

Peacocks are members of the phasianidae family which include such as pheasants,chickens,and quail. Peacocks do not belong to groups of birds without aviation, such as ostrich, emu, and rheas. Birds that cannot fly have long claws, strong toes, very large bodies, and are able to walk clearly on the ground.

The male is called peacock and the female is called peahens. Peahens are less colorful and lack feathers in their tails. The whole species is called peacock or its proper name is peafowl.

When Do Peacocks Fly?

The life of the peacock is favorable on the ground. The peacock hunts for its food on the ground. Peacocks like many crops and garden plants in the country. Peacock is suitable in many diets. The peacock does not have to fly to find his food. The peacock can walk on the ground at fair speed. He can maneuver on his own prey.

If the peacock wants to escape from cats, dogs or wolves in the forest, he can fly as a last resort. Peacocks roost overnight on tall trees, rocks or buildings.

Do Peacock’s Tails Prevent Them From Flying?

The peacock's tail actually has only 20 feathers but it is made up of elongated feathers, it can have more than 200 feathers. The tail of the peacock is about 5 to 6 feet long. These 200 long feathers should be obstacles in their flight capacity. But scientists believe that these feathers have no special effect.

In a study by Dr. Askew of the University of Leeds, peacock tails do not affect their flight. Those feathers are clipped. These clipped-tailed peacocks were still struggling to lift off the ground.

Why Don’t Peacocks Fly?

Its large feathers do not stop the peacock from flying. Peacocks have evolved to live on land for most of their lives. Peacocks don't even have to fly to find their food. The success of the peacock is largely due to the fact that they live on the land of their habitat and use their energy to grow wings in other areas.


Although The Peacock Is Large In Size, It Is Able To Fly. The Peacock Cannot Sustain Its Flight For Long, And Its Flight Is Short. The Peacock Flutters For A Long Time To Fly. The Peacock Starts Running, Then Hops And Jumps Into The Air To Fly.

We Have Seen Peacocks Fly Less Often. The Peacock Flies When It Is In Danger. The Long Feathers Of A Peacock Do Not Affect Its Ability To Fly. The Peacock Can Reach Speeds Of Up To 10 Miles Per Hour.


Peacocks usually eat parts of plants such as seeds and flowers. Peacocks also eat insects and other small animals such as amphibians, reptiles and arthropods. In the forest, in the morning or in the evening, the leaves scratch the filled soil and feed the peacocks for food.

The peacock retreats into the shade to avoid any stubbornness during the day. Peacock digests any ditch. Peacocks at home also eat corn, oats, cooked rice and cat food. Peacocks living at home can enjoy rich foods, vegetables and fruits to get protein.


Wild peacocks nest in the ground and often roost on trees. Wild peacocks feed on terrestrial food. Almost all species of peacock have been found to be polygamous. The peacock has metatarsal spurs so that it has thorn-like features on the legs. This peacock’s use in battles with birds of the same species. Peacocks often produce sound, which is the main way to attract moguls. The display of peacock feathers is the complexity of the sound used to attract peacocks.


The lifespan of a peacock is approximately 10 - 25 years. The life of a peacock is better than that of other birds. Peacocks can usually live for 7 to 8 years.

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