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My Indian Peacock - blue peafowl (Pavo cristatus)
Subject: My Indian Peacock - blue peafowl (Pavo cristatus)
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My Indian Peacock - blue peafowl (Pavo cristatus)

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.

Scientific Name: Pavo cristatus Linnaeus, 1758
Common Names: Indian Peafowl, Common Peafowl, Blue Peafowl, Indian Peacock
French: Paon bleu; German: Pfau; Spanish: Pavo real común
Taxonomy: Pavo cristatus Linnaeus, 1758, Inde Orientale, Sri Lanka.

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