Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

Congo Peafowl (Afropavo congensis) - HBW 2, p. 552

French: Paon du Congo German: Kongopfau Spanish: Pavo-real del Congo
Other common names: African Peafowl, Congo Peacock

Taxonomy: Afropavo congensis Chapin, 1936, Zaire, possibly upper Lukiene River.
Only pheasant in Africa; affinities unclear, but probably closest to Pavo, although close relationships with Numididae and Cracidae also proposed. Monotypic.

Distribution: C & CE Zaire.

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