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Indian Peafowl

Pavo cristatus

Description:

Peacocks, are a larger sized bird with a length from bill to tail of 100 to 115 cm (40 to 46 inches) and to the end of a fully grown train as much as 195 to 225 cm (78 to 90 inches) and weigh 4–6 kg (8.8–13.2 lbs). The females, or peahens, are smaller at around 95 cm (38 inches) in length and weigh 2.75–4 kg (6–8.8 lbs). Indian Peafowl are among the largest and heaviest representatives of the Phasianidae. Their size, colour and shape of crest make them unmistakable within their native distribution range. The male is metallic blue on the crown, the feathers of the head being short and curled. The fan-shaped crest on the head is made of feathers with bare black shafts and tipped with blush-green webbing. A white stripe above the eye and a crescent shaped white patch below the eye are formed by bare white skin.

Habitat:

Spotted at Tamworth Marsupial Park

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1 Comment

AliceGreenup
AliceGreenup 6 years ago

Spotted at tamworth marsupial park where the golden pheasant was recently stolen!!

AliceGreenup
Spotted by
AliceGreenup

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Dec 22, 2013
Submitted on Apr 9, 2014

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