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Indian Peacock

Pavo cristatus

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Anna24
Anna24 9 years ago
Indian Peacock
Pavo cristatus


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MattWheeler
MattWheeler 9 years ago

Great to know, thanks guys!

Here is my spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/592...
the third picture has a female in the foreground.

Actually the female is very different, the back of the neck is green, the front is white with thin dark stripes, the lower breast and belly is plain white, the wings and tail are brown with faint patterning. The head has a brown cap instead of blue and the throat is white. I will try to find a link to one of my photos later.

JoshMrozowski
JoshMrozowski 9 years ago

The males have the large tail trains and are much more colorful than the peahens. Females are typically just a darker coloration to help them blend in.

MattWheeler
MattWheeler 9 years ago

Thanks! How can you tell that they're male, btw?

The standard terminology for this bird is Indian Peafowl, which covers both sexes. The term Peacock is used for males only, correct in this case as they are both males, the females being called Peahens.

MattWheeler
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MattWheeler

Miami, Florida, USA

Spotted on Mar 15, 2012
Submitted on Mar 26, 2012

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