Indian Peafowl

Pavo cristatus

Habitat and Geographical Distribution: Asia

Diet: Prefer to feed on insects and other small invertebrates, but they can also eat seeds and fruits.

Reproduction: At the time of reproduction the female lays 4 to 8 eggs with an incubation period of 28 days. The male mates with several females, and emits a characteristic cry to announce its presence. The male does not participate in the construction of the nest or in the caring for the young.

Behaviour: In the breeding season the male, which has a magnificent bright blue body, displays his fan-shaped tail to impress females. Females, of a brownish colour and with a much shorter tail, choose a partner based on its appearance. The male parades before the female, shaking its tail that is erect and fanned for a more impressive effect.

Conservation status: LC (Least Concern)


Class: Aves

Order: Galliformes

Family: Phasianidae

Length: 1.8 – 2.3 m

Lifespan: 15 – 25 years

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