Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) - HBW 2, p. 551

French: Paon bleu German: Pfau Spanish: Pavo-real Común
Other common names: Common/Blue Peafowl, Indian Peacock

Taxonomy: Pavo cristatus Linnaeus, 1758, Inde Orientale, Sri Lanka.

Distribution: Pakistan (E of R Indus) through most of India (S from Himalayas) to Sri Lanka; may still occur in Bangladesh. Introduced to many parts of the world, but usually remains semi-feral.