Peacocks are large colorful pheasants. Only the male is called a peacock, the females are called a Peahen. The name for both of them are peafowl’s. Peacocks have a wonderful colorful train that can be arched into a beautiful fan, which reaches across its back and touches the ground on both sides. This majestic bird weighs about 8 to 13lbs, and the body length including its train is 5ft. The combined length of a peacock’s train and wingspan is one of the largest flying birds!! Only Peacocks have colorful trains. The use of this long beautiful tail is to gain attention of the Peahens and to get her to mate with him. The life span of the peafowl’s are up to 20 years. They enjoy eating plant parts, flower petals, seed heads, insects and other arthropods, reptiles and amphibians.