Peacock Sounds (Learn 3 Common Calls)

We have all seen peacocks wandering around the zoo before, but have you seen one in the wild?

Would you be able to identify a Peacock call? Originally from the forest of Sri Lanka, there are now peacocks living widespread around the world either in the wild, on farms, or in zoos.

Peacocks CALLS:

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Sound #1: Common Call

One summer, I heard this call near my home in the forests of eastern North America. I was so confused! Contacting all my bird friends, trying to record this call, trying to figure out what strange bird was in my woods. I eventually found out through a lot of research that it was a peacock and later had visual confirmation. Someone had lost their pet from across town. Talk about confusion, though!

Sound #2: Alarm Calls

Peacocks spend their day on the ground and then roost in trees for the night unless they have a nest to incubate on the ground. These large birds live within same-sex groups or family groups to stay safe from jungle cats and dogs. Using this alarm call helps to keep the group safe.

Sound #3: Multiple Birds Calling

As I listen to this call, it reminds me of cats meowing (and echoing). Knowing that peacocks travel in groups, I can understand how this call can be used for group communication and long-distance communication.

Have you heard the calls and sounds of a Peacock before?

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