Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

Green Peafowl (Pavo muticus) - HBW 2, p. 552

French: Paon spicifère German: Ährenträgerpfau Spanish: Pavo-real Cuelliverde
Other common names: Green-necked Peafowl, Green Peacock

Taxonomy: Pavo muticus Linnaeus, 1766, Japan; error = Java.
Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • spicifer (Shaw & Nodder, 1804) - NE India and SE Bangladesh to NW Burma (possibly extinct).
  • imperator Delacour, 1949 - Burma S to Isthmus of Kra and E through Thailand to S China, Vietnam and Laos; patchy distribution.
  • muticus Linnaeus, 1758 - locally in Java; extinct in Peninsular Malaysia, and probably also in Thailand.

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