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Seems that this article is poorly written as it is missing lots of vital information, including the lifespan (how old these animals live to be), how many eggs are laid on average and so on. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:00, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

Peafowl's diet[edit]

I believe that more information on the diet of peacocks should be added in this text. Also there should be noted that there is a difference in the diet of wild and tame peacocks. Wild peacocks are omnivores, which means they eat food both from plant and animal origin. They eat fruit, grain, flower pedals but they also like crickets, termites and scorpions. Amazingly, these birds will eat snakes, especially poisonous ones. Tame or domestic peacocks are more choosy than the wild ones, eating mostly grass, breadcrumb and seeds. I feel like much more can be said about the topic on peacock's diet. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SlavicaZ3 (talkcontribs) 18:48, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

You are surely right; the article is currently largely a WP:COATRACK for material on evolution, and there's precious little on anything else - diet, distribution, non-courting behaviour, description, longevity, you name it. If you have sources (textbooks, papers) then by all means go ahead and add new material, but take care to reference it fully. Chiswick Chap (talk) 18:51, 9 February 2015 (UTC)


Hey people! Can you add the russian wiki's link, pls? I've tried do it myself but appears the Error message: An error occurred while saving. Your changes could not be completed. Деэба (talk) 15:05, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Name of article?[edit]

The common name is peafowl? And not peacock? Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 06:57, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Fixing factual error: reverted as disruptive?[edit]

I revert an edit because it is factually incorrect. It's classed as "disruptive"?

Can I get another editor's opinion, please? IAmNitpicking (talk) 12:58, 8 August 2016 (UTC)