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Indian Peafowl

Pavo cristatus

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Indian Peafowl
Pavo cristatus

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Dilek Cifci
Dilek Cifci 11 years ago

Just Wowwww! :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

Problem is that in Monsoon Peacocks goes deep in forests. I have to wait till October to locate them.

OK, Green Peafowl are from Java, Indonesia. There are several variations but males and females are similar, though only males have the train in breeding season. I think I have pictures somewhere, will post when I find them. I have just seen some Indian Peafowl here in Spain, complete with young, will post pics after returning home.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

Malcolm, I will find Peacocks here first then post informative pictures. All happen after 2 months.

Ashish, the Green Peafowl is a different bird altogether, the male Indian (Peacock) is mainly blue while the female (Peahen) is green and brown, with a much shorter tail. The Green Peafowl (male) has a green breast, neck and head. I don't have the remaining details in my head at the moment and I don't have my books with me so will answer when I get home.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

Isn't it Green peacock...?
Malcolm you already got it.

lindistar 12 years ago

Thank you, although I knew the Peacock was the male of the species ;) and Peahen the female, I didn't know they were called Peafowl! So this is an Indian Peafowl, sounds very exotic, will change name now!

The female has a much shorter tail and a white belly.
The all green peacock is known as a Green Peafowl, Pavo muticus, and again the female has a short tail but is otherwise very similar.
Peacock refers to the male of either species and peahen the female.

lindistar 12 years ago

Thank you :)

Carolina 12 years ago

Peacocks majestic as always, beautiful picture!

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Singapore, Singapore

Spotted on Nov 5, 2009
Submitted on Mar 5, 2011

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