Things Appraisers See: The Peacock Edition

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During routine inspection, one of
our amazing appraisers came across some of the most beautiful and recognizable
birds.  Actually, bird is the not the
correct term, rather, they are a part of the pheasant family. Want to learn
more while enjoying their picture?  Here
are some fun facts about peacocks:

  • Peacock refers only to the
    male.  Female peacocks are called Peahens
    and while referring to both the male and females, they are called Peafowl.
  • When peafowl gather in groups,
    they are called parties.
  • There are three species of
    Peafowl; two are native to Asia and the third to Africa
  • The peacock’s large colorful fan
    is made up to some 200 long feathers.
  • Peafowl offspring are called
    Peachicks.
  • The most common peafowl found in
    the United States in zoos and parks are Indian Peafowl.  They have a bright blue head and neck.
  • Peafowl have 11 different
    calls.  Peacocks, however, are more vocal
    than peahens.
  • The eye looking spots on the
    peacocks train are called Ocelli.  In the
    peacock’s second year, they grow their first long train of feathers; however, the
    feathers will not have any Ocelli.