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Blue Peafowl

Zoo Location: Primley
Blue Peafowl
Habitat

Tropical forest.

Wild Diet

Grain, seeds, berries, insects, snakes and mice.

Behaviour

Peafowl spend their day on the ground, finding food, returning at dusk to trees where they roost for the night. They keep to the same roost and feed in the same place. The male has a bright blue breast and neck and a long metallic green train with distinctive eye markings. The female on the other hand has a chestnut brown breast and neck and no train.

Breeding

4-6 thick-shelled, creamy-white eggs are laid in a hollow scrape in the ground.

Conservation

The blue peafowl is revered and protected by law in its native habitat. It is now also common as an ornamental bird throughout the world and would appear to be in little danger of extinction.

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INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Pavo cristatus
  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Galliformes
  • Family: Phasianidae
  • Conservation status: Least Concern
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