Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) - HBW 2, p. 551
French: Paon bleu
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 32 videos
PhotosSee all 115 photos
A portrait of a male.
Locality Madrid Zoo, Madrid City, Madrid, Spain (Monotypic species)
Pedro Ortega Pinilla 9 September 2006 4 years ago 3.5
A close-up of face.
Locality Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Soumyadeep Chatterjee 97 17 November 2010 1 year ago 3.5
Locality Thaltej, Ahmedabad District, Gujarat, India
Jeel Bharat Patel 4 December 2012 5 weeks ago 3.4
Indian Peacock foraging in a riverside scrub jungle.
Locality Mysore District, Karnataka, India
Ragoorao 31 August 2010 1 year ago 3.4
A young bird
Locality Masinagudi, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India (Monotypic species)
vasanthan.p.j 29 August 2011 1 year ago 3.4
Portrait of an adult male.
Locality Barcelona Zoo, Barcelona, Barcelona Province, Catalonia, Spain (Monotypic species)
gemma aznar 25 June 2011 1 year ago 3.4
SoundsSee all 9 recordings
Calls of about 1 month chick Locality Jaipur District, Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 September 2006 3 years ago 3
Roosting calls from trees at dusk Locality Jaipur District, Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 December 2009 3 years ago 3
A male giving calls Locality Zürich Zoo, Zürich, Zürich Canton, Switzerland
Michael C 1 January 2008 3 years ago 3