Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) are members of the pheasant family, and the national bird of India. The word peacock actually refers to the male bird, while females are peahens, and the young are peachicks.
The peafowl’s natural habitat is woodland and forest though in the wild they adapt well to different environments. The peafowl natural diet consists of worms, insects, small mammals, berries, grain and seed. In Captivity they can live up to 15 years.
Peahens will lay a clutch of eggs around their 2nd year, whilst males will reach breeding age at 3.