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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. History: Although both species of peafowl are classified as least concern on the conservation status spectrum, they are the subject of illegal poaching for their meat and feathers. Still, it's estimated that their worldwide population easily surpasses 100,000 individuals. Scientific Name: Family Phasianidae Characteristics: There are actually two species of peafowl, simply named the blue and the green peafowl. Because of its predominantly blue body, you can tell this expertly painted peacock toy figurine is a member of the blue peafowl species! Size: 4 inches wide and 3 inches tall, this peacock toy figurine is about an inch wider and taller than a deck of cards stood on its side.