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Peafowl



The peafowl refers to the species of bird in the genus Pavo of the pheasant family, Phasianidae. Peafowl are best known for the male's extravagant tail, which it displays as part of courtship. The male is called a peacock, the female a peahen.

The two species of peafowl are, ‘Indian Peafowl’ and ‘Green Peafowl’. The Indian Peafowl is a resident breeder in the Indian subcontinent. The peacock is designated as the national bird of India. And the green peafowl is found in Burma.
The male Peafowl has shimmering blue-green or green colored plumage. The tail of the peacock, also named as the "train", is not the tail but highly elongated upper tail part. The female Peafowl has a mixture of dull green, brown, and grey in her plumage. She lacks the long upper tail coverts of the male but has a crest.

Peafowl are omnivorous and eat plant parts, flower petals, seed heads, insects and other arthropods, reptiles, and amphibians.
 
 
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