Natural Selection of Peacocks

Competition between male Peacocks

History of the male Peacock

Peacocks are African birds. They are known for there colorful feathers. Peacocks are omnivores. They eat mostly flower petals, seeds, and small insects. They have a life span of 23 years. They have a mass of 4-6 kg.

Natural Selection

A female Peacock will pick a mate based on the males health and physical condition. This means that a few males get picked to mate with a female. This creates competition between the male population.

Future of the Species

In the future the male Peacock population will mostly have bright and colorful feathers because they are preferable mates for females. Also over time the trait for dull feathers will become less common.