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Green Peafowl
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Male in display, Pavo muticus imperator
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Superorder: Galloanserae
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Pavoninae
Tribe: Pavonini
Genus: Pavo
Species: P. muticus
Binomial name
Pavo muticus
Linnaeus, 1766
Subspecies
  • P. m. muticus
    Linnaeus, 1766
  • P. m. spicifer
    Shaw, 1804
  • P. m. imperator
    Delacour, 1949


Other names

Scientific name: Pavo muticus

Desciption

The male is similar to the Indian Peacock, but has longer legs, solid black and creamy wings, scaled green neck feathers, yellow face and upright tight crest. The female is similar, but has a much shorter tail with no ocelli.

Similar species

Common Peafowl.

Behaviour

It lives in small flocks; it can fly, but prefers to escape by running when attacked. During the courtship the male opens its fan-shaped tail to attract females. During the courtship the male opens its fan-shaped tail to attract females.

Diet

It feeds on insects, fruit, snakes and other reptiles, fruit and vegetables.

Calls

Reproduction

Distribution/habitat

India and Southeats Asia.

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