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Indian Peafowl

Pavo cristatus Linnaeus, 1758

The Indian Peafowl or Blue Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) is a large and brightly coloured bird of the pheasant family native to South Asia, but introduced and semi-feral in many other parts of the world. The species was first named and described by Linnaeus in 1758. The name Pavo cristatus is still in use now. The male 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 and elongated feathers are raised into a fan and quivered in a display during courtship. The female lacks the train, has a greenish lower neck and a duller brown plumage. The Indian Peafowl is found mainly on the ground in open forest or on land under cultivation where they forage for berries, grains but will also prey on snakes, lizards, and small rodents. Their loud calls make them easy to detect, and in forest areas often indicate the presence of a predator such as a tiger. They forage on the ground in small groups and will usually try to escape on foot through undergrowth and avoid flying, though they will fly into tall trees to roost. The bird is celebrated in Indian and Greek mythology and is the national bird of India. The Indian Peafowl is listed as of Least Concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Galliformes
Family:
  Phasianidae
Genus:
  Pavo

Scientific:
  Pavo cristatus

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.156

Protonym:
  Pavo cristatus

Avibase ID:
  A8C34DC9655204ED

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A8C34DC9

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176113

Geographic range:

  • Pavo cristatus: Forests and scrub of e Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka
English:
Indian Peafowl
Czech:
páv korunkatý
German:
Pfau
Danish:
Påfugl
Spanish:
Pavo real común
Finnish:
riikinkukko
French:
Paon bleu
Icelandic:
Páfugl
Italian:
Pavone indiano
Japanese:
indokujaku
Japanese:
インドクジャク
Dutch:
Blauwe Pauw
Norwegian:
Indiapåfugl
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Indiapåfugl
Polish:
paw indyjski
Portuguese:
Pavão
Russian:
Индийский павлин
Slovak:
páv korunkatý
Swedish:
påfågel
Ukrainian:
Павич чубатий
Chinese:
蓝孔雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Common Peacock ( Pavo cristatus)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Common Peacock ( Pavo cristatus)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Paon bleu ( Pavo cristatus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Paon bleu ( Pavo cristatus)
Clements 1st edition:
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Clements 3rd edition:
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Clements 4th edition:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Clements 6th edition:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Clements, version 2015:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Clements, version 2016:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Clements, version 2017:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Clements, version 2018:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Clements, version 2019:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
eBird version 1.50:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
eBird version 1.52:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
eBird version 1.53:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
eBird version 1.54:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
eBird version 1.55:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
eBird version 2015:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
eBird version 2016:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
eBird version 2017:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
eBird version 2018:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
eBird version 2019:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Common Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Oriental Bird Club:
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
James Lee Peters:
Pavo cristatus
James Lee Peters (original):
Pavo cristatus
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Pavo cristatus
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Indian Peafowl ( Pavo cristatus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Pavo cristatus
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Pavo cristatus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Gewone Pou, Makpou
Belarusian: paŭlin, паулін
Bulgarian: paun, паун
Bengali: দেশি ময়ুর
Breton: paun
Catalan: Paó, Paó comu, paó reial
Czech: páv, páv korunatý, Páv korunkatý
Welsh: paun
Danish: Påfugl
German: Blauer Pfau, Pfau
Greek: pagoni, παγώνι
English: Blue Peafowl, Common Peacock, Common Peafowl, Indian peacock, Indian Peafowl, Peafowl
English (IOC): Indian Peafowl
Esperanto: pavo
Spanish: Pavo real, Pavo Real Común, Pavo-real Común
Spanish (Colombia): Pavo real
Spanish (Spain): Pavo Real Común
Spanish (HBW): Indian Peafowl
Estonian: paabulind, sini-paabulind
Basque: pauma, Pavma
Finnish: Riikinkukko
Faroese: páfuglur
French: paon, Paon bleu
Friulian: pavon
Frisian: pau
Irish: pavo real, pavón, péacóg, Péacóg choiteann
Manx: kellagh eairkagh, peacock
Hebrew: טווס
Hindi: Mayil
Croatian: paun
Hungarian: indiai páva, páva
Icelandic: páfugl
Italian: pavone, Pavone comune, Pavone indiano
Japanese: indokujaku
Japanese: インドクジャク
Cornish: Paynes, payon
Scientific: Pavo cristatus
Ladino: pavon
Lithuanian: Paprastasis povas, povas
Latvian: pavs, pāvs
Macedonian: paun, паун
Malayalam: മയിൽ, മയില്‍ 
Maltese: pagun
Dutch: Blauwe Pauw, Blauwepauw, pauw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Indiapåfugl
Norwegian: Indiapåfugl, påfugl
Occitan: pavon
Polish: paw, paw indyjski
Portuguese: Pavão, pavăo real, Pavão-azul
Portuguese (Portugal): Pavão-real
Rarotongan: Pīkākē
Romansh: pavun
Romanian: paun, păun, pavuno
Russian: pavlin, индийский павлин, Обыкновенный павлин, павлин
Sardinian: baboni, paoni, pavone
Scots: geasadach
Northern Sami: pávvuonccis
Slovak: Páv, páv chocholatý, Páv korunkatý
Slovenian: pav
Albanian: palloi
Serbian: paun, паун
Swedish: Påfågel
Tamil: Neela Mayil
Turkmen: tavuskuşu
Turkish: Mavi Tavuskuşu, Tavuskuşu
Ukrainian: pavič, павич, Павич чубатий
Sorbian, Lower: paw
Sorbian, Upper: paw
Xhosa: Ipikoko
Chinese: 蓝孔雀
Chinese (Traditional): 藍孔雀

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