That’s because for peacocks, eye-catching colorful plumage is the way flamboyant male peacocks attract females. Each year, peacocks molt their tail feathers once, their plumage is always gaudy and wide.
Why are peacock feathers colorful?
That’s because for peacocks, eye-catching colorful plumage is the way flamboyant male peacocks attract females. Each year, peacocks molt their tail feathers once, their plumage is always. That’s because for peacocks, the eye-catching colorful plumage is how the flamboyant peacocks attract the female. Each year, peacocks molt their tail feathers once, their plumage is always gaudy, flamboyantly spread, spread wide. The tail of the peacock has a special beauty thanks to the colorful, sparkling eye patterns on the tail. The color on peacock feathers is due to the tiny complex structures of 2D crystals on their tails. When the distance between these structures changes slightly, the wavelength of light also changes, causing the color of the tail to sparkle.
How to distinguish peacocks
Peacocks are native to two countries, China and India. These two types of peacocks are similar in appearance, but the Chinese peacock is smaller in appearance. And the crest on the head of the Chinese bird is like a sickle, and the crest of the Indian peacock is spread out like a folding fan.
In the past, many people used to think that the beautiful spreading plumage of the peacock was the female. But actually, the female peacock is small in size and length, and the female peacock’s feathers are gray-brown. In contrast, adult male peacocks have a body length of 2.1 m in which the tail is already 1.5 m long. In the spring, male birds often spread their tails to show off their beautiful plumage.
The peacock is one of the largest birds in the world
When adult birds (males) the body length can reach 2.1 m. In which the tail can be up to 1.5m (at the age of 3-5 years). Weight can reach from 8-12 kg/head. The male peacock’s tail feathers are at their most vibrant when he is 5-6 years old.