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Indian peafowl, blue peafowl (Pavo cristatus)
Subject: Indian peafowl, blue peafowl (Pavo cristatus)
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J Smit nach Joseph Wolf Pavo Cristatus.jpg
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Indian peafowl, blue peafowl (Pavo cristatus)

Pavo Cristatus. Altkolorierte Lithographie, 56 x 43 cm. Blatt 3 aus Vol. I von: A Monograph of Phasianide or Family of Pheasants. Verlegt bei D. G. Elliot (Daniel Giraud Elliot, 1835 – 1915), 1872
Date 1872
Source Koller Auktionen
Author J. Smit (Joseph Smit, 1836 – 1929) nach Joseph Wolf (1820-1899)

The Indian peafowl or blue peafowl (Pavo cristatus), a large and brightly coloured bird, is a species of peafowl native to South Asia, but introduced in many other parts of the world. The male, or peacock, is predominantly blue with a fan-like crest of spatula-tipped wire-like feathers and is best known for the long train made up of elongated upper-tail covert feathers which bear colourful eyespots. These stiff feathers are raised into a fan and quivered in a display during courtship.

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