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Peacock

peacockPeacocks are actually the male Peafowl. They are found throughout Sri Lanka and are considered as sacred symbols. The peahens are thought to be the goddess of learning and the peacock is the god of war. Only males have the long beautiful tails which they openly display when trying to attract a female. These long tail feathers will fall out and re-grow each year.

Females will lay between four to six eggs in a clutch, which she will then raise by herself. Young peafowl signal they are hungry by pecking at their mother’s beak until they are able to find food themselves.

Predators of the peafowl are tigers and leopards. This is why peafowl roost in trees during the night.