The price of the peacock has gone up so dramatically that a couple of decades ago, it was considered a luxury item, especially for people who loved watching birds from afar.
But in 2017, prices are starting to rise again.
A recent survey from the nonprofit bird conservation group Ornithological Society of America found that the average peacock cost $2,600 to $4,200 a bird, while a silver peafowler cost $4.8 million to $5.5 million.
“You could probably find a peacock for sale on eBay for about half that,” said Michael DeBord, executive director of the Ornithologists Society of North America’s Great Bird Conservation Trust.
The peacock was a natural predator that evolved in the Americas during the Pliocene epoch, which started about 120,000 years ago.
The silver peapowls evolved around 60,000 to 60,400 years ago, according to DeBard.
They were the last species to spread across North America and were found in the American West, New England and in the southern United States.
Silver peafouls can be found in more than 50 states and territories.
The species is also known as the silver-footed pigeon, or the blue-footed bird, the golden-winged bird, or golden-tailed peafoul.