Did you know that the name peacock actually describes only male members of the species? Likewise, females are known as peahens, and the term peafowl encompasses both male and females. Peacocks are best known for their enormous and colorful tails.
Although both species of peafowl are classified as least concernon the conservation status spectrum, they are the subject ofillegal poaching for their meat and feathers. Still, it's estimatedthat their worldwide population easily surpasses 100,000individuals, and there are no immediate concerns that their numbersare dropping at an alarming rate.