Common Peafowl

Other Names:  Indian Peafowl or Blue Peafowl, Peacock


Distribution:

Native to South Asia,  but introduced worldwide.

Description

Large birds that measure from bill to tail of 100 to 115 cm (40 to 46 inches) and to the end of a fully grown train from 195 to 225 cm (78 to 90 inches) and weigh 4 - 6 kg (8.8-13.2 lbs).  Females are generally smaller.

The colorful male is mostly metallic blue with a fan-like crest and a long train made up of elongated upper-tail covert feathers with colorful "eyespots".

The female has a duller brown plumage and a greenish lower neck.

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Common Peafowl

Bill Shape
curved
Eats
berries
cracked-corn
millet
Regions
hawaii
india
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Habitat
Grasslands
Color
sheen
blue
green
Body Shape
upland-ground
Size
large
Order
turkey, grouse, chicken, quail, partridge, pheasant - order: galliformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species