Two male peacocks in long grass. Rajasthan, India. India’s Grasslands are home to some of its most endangered species, many of which are endemic. This important habitat now only exists in a handful of places in India and is sadly becoming increasingly scarce.
Male Peacocks – About the Peacock:
Peafowl are colourful birds belonging pheasant family, Phasianidae. Both the striking males and much more subtle females are often referred to as peacocks, however only the males are peacocks, the females are a peahens. There are three species peafowl found worldwide. The blue, or Indian, peacock (Pavo cristatus), is found throughout India and Sri Lanka. The green, or Javanese, peacock (P. muticus), is found from Burma to Java. The last and most recently discovered Congo peacock (Afropavo congensis), is only found in the forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
You can find out more about the Blue Peacock here.
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