Asiatic peafowl

Peafowl
Peacock front02 - melbourne zoo.jpg
Indian blue peacock
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Pavo
Linnaeus, 1758
Species

Pavo cristatus
Pavo muticus

Green peacock

The Asiatic peafowl is a kind of bird. They are the genus Pavo from the Phasianidae family. They originate from Southeast Asia.

The male is called a peacock, the female a peahen.

The males are very colorful, and they have very long train feathers (or tail feathers), which they can move up like a fan. Females are less colorful, and do not have the long train-feathers. Both the male and the female have a little "crown" of feathers on their head. Males show their train feathers to court a female peafowl, or to scare other animals away by making them afraid.

Peafowl are omnivorous and eat plant parts, flower petals, seeds, insects, and small vertebrates, like reptiles and amphibians.

Peacock in the Woods - 1907, painting by Abbott Handerson Thayer. Thayer suggested that the function of the ornate tail was camouflage
Other Languages
Afrikaans: Pou
العربية: طاووس (جنس)
aragonés: Pavo (chenero)
armãneashti: Pâunu
авар: ТӀавус
azərbaycanca: Tovuzquşu
বাংলা: ময়ূর
Bân-lâm-gú: Khóng-chhiok
башҡортса: Тауистар
беларуская: Паўліны
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Паўліны
brezhoneg: Pavo
català: Pavo
Чӑвашла: Турткăшсем
Cebuano: Pavo
čeština: Páv
eesti: Paabulind
Ελληνικά: Παγώνι
English: Pavo (genus)
español: Pavo (género)
Esperanto: Pavo
euskara: Pavo
français: Pavo
한국어: 공작속
Հայերեն: Սիրամարգ
hrvatski: Paunovi
Ido: Pavono
Bahasa Indonesia: Pavo (marga)
Ирон: Мæлхъ
italiano: Pavo
עברית: טווס
ქართული: ფარშავანგი
қазақша: Павлиндер
Кыргызча: Павлиндер
Latina: Pavo (genus)
latviešu: Pāvi
Lëtzebuergesch: Pohunn
lietuvių: Povai
magyar: Pavo
македонски: Паун
Bahasa Melayu: Burung Merak
Nederlands: Pauwen
日本語: クジャク属
occitan: Pavo (genre)
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Tovuslar
polski: Pavo
română: Păun
русский: Павлины
संस्कृतम्: मयूरः
slovenščina: Pav (rod)
српски / srpski: Паун
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Paunovi
українська: Павич
Tiếng Việt: Chi Công
Winaray: Pavo
粵語: 孔雀屬