Noises Peacocks Make
The first two peacocks I got were given to me- 2 males,each
about a year old. I was in another part of the yard and I heard
this awful "Honnnnnk!!" I was wondering what
had made that NOISE, when it dawned on me that it was one of my
new, nearly beautiful birds!
In the months and
years to come, I learned that peacocks make all kinds
*At twilight, they flew up into the pine trees and
males would call out to each other and to distant
*The peahens, on the other hand, sort of say
*Sometimes the males call out with as sad dove-like
"Ohhhhh ohhhhh," sometimes accompanied by
dogs howling too- all at neighboring coyotes.
*When the males are fanned out, and there are several
around, they go "Aaaaahhh Aaaaahhh Aaaaahhh,"
maybe up to six times each, back and forth between
each other. I admit, this one gets to me at times,
especially if I am on the phone, it's hard to hear
*If they are disturbed in the night, especially if
the moon is
up, they will call back and forth with the "Aaaaahhh"
calls... usually I can
put a pillow on my head to get back to sleep. (My
sleeps right through it all..) This all-night-calling
once or so in the breeding season, and we all get
used to the noise.
*Near the end of the mating season, their poor voices
and sometimes they can be heard to bray or even squeak!
We all get a good laugh out of this.
When their calls stop
in August, it actually seems TOO quiet and we miss
My theory is that the peacocks' noise-making anatomy
like a trombone- a long horn, with a wide mouth or
nose as openings, giving a wide range of audio possibilities.
It seems at making time, their ears are super-sensitive
react to just about any noise.
I always enjoy seeing a peacock on the roof, calling
in the early morning when it is cold, steam coming
out of his mouth, making him look like a fire-breathing
dragon. They really are something!
In the future on this page we hope to have audio
bites of peacock noises. Keep checking back here.
We hope you have enjoyed this visit to the peacock