Indian peafowl

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Indian peafowl:





"Indian Peacock"


Indian peafowl



Scientific Name: Pavo Cristatus

Wing Span
Up to 160 cm

Length up to 225 cm

Weight up to 6 kg

indian peafowl facts


  • Also known as the Indian Peafowl or the Blue Peafowl this birds is a large and brightly colored species of Peafowl native of South Africa
  • Without doubt this species is one of the most beautiful birds in the world. The male peacock is sports a fan-like crest of spatula-tipped wire like feathers and is best known for the long train made up of elongated upper-tail covert feathers which shows colorful eye spots. These stiff feathers are raised into a fan and quivered in a display during courtship . Despite the length and size of these covert feathers peacocks are still capable of flight
  • Peahens on the other hand have a greenish lower neck and duller brown plumage
  • There are a few color mutations of the Indian Peafowl. These color mutations very rarely occur in the wild but selective breeding has made them common in captivity
  • One instance is of the white peafowl where it is commonly mistaken for an albino , but in actually is a leucistic mutation
  • These birds have loud calls that make them easy to detect and in forest areas often indicate the presence of a predator such as their natural predator tigers
  • in the yer 1963 the Indian peacock was declared the National Bird of India because of its rich religion and legendary involvement in Indian Tradition


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