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Indian Peacock

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Indian Peacock commonly known as Indian Peafowl is the National bird of India.

In 1963, the peacock was declared as the 'National Bird of India' because of its involvement in Indian traditions.

Peacock can be found in various parts of India and is one of the most attractive birds and has its own spectators. This species with the zoological name Pavo cristatus falls under the genus Pavo. The classification is as below,

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Galliformes
Family Phasianidae
Sub Family Phasianinae
Genus Pavo
Species Pavo Cristatus

Physical Characteristics:

The male bird is named as peacock and the female is termed as peahen. The male is known for its train of beautiful iridescent blue-green or green colored plumage with colorful eyespots. It has a crown with metallic blue color. In the head feathers are short and curled. Both males and females have a head crest. Train consists of more than 200 feathers and each feather ends with an eye-spot. Male length is about 100 – 115 cm and with the fully train its length is about 190 – 220 cms. The average male weighs about 5 – 7 kilograms.

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