Peacock Birds or Peafowl are 2 Asiatic & 1 African species of flying bird in the genus Pavo of the pheasant family, Phasianidae, best known for the male's extravagant eye-spotted tail covert feathers, which it displays as part of courtship. The male is called a peacock, the female a peahen, and the offspring pea chicks. Peachicks can be between yellow and a tawny colour with darker brown patches or light tan and ivory, also referred to as "dirty white". Peacocks.
I think peacocks are stunning birds, but they absolutely scare me to death. photo by Jason Busch