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In FACT BYTES Europe and America they Peafowls are commonly known as peacocks. are bred on game farms In the wild, they live in tropical forests, feeding on and released seeds, fruits, insects, and even mice! You will often for hunting. see them on farms and in other enclosures, fanning out what looks like their tails. In fact, it is only the males that have such colorful sets of feathers which are used to attract females. 38 A peacock showing its spectacular feather display. In very hot weather, it is possible to fry hens’ eggs on the hood of a car.

25: (t) David Hosking/ Corbis; (m) Topham picture point. 26: Darrell Gulin/Corbis. 27: Laurie Campbell/RSPB Images. 28: Andy Hay/RSPB Images. 31: BYB/Rex Features. 33: Niall Benvie/RSPB Images. 36: Corel. 37: Dave Watts/NHPA. 39: John Cancalosi/Naturepl. 40: Corel.

They straight bill and large spend most of their pointed wings. time on the wing. Migrant A bird that moves from one area of the world to another. having a crested includes wagtails head and very large and pipits. tail marked with blue Plumage Volaise and green eyelike The feathery part of The name given to spots. a bird. ostrich meat. Pollen Vulture Food produced Bird of prey that from plants. eats carrion. be divided into two Killdeer Nectar by the females of some or more groups or A North American Sugary fluid produced animals, consisting of a species.

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