Common Peafowl


(Pavo cristatus)

The Common Peafowl is better known as “Peacock.” The male has the spectacular colorful tail which is often spread – a familiar sight to most people as the corporate loco of one of our television networks. Males give a very loud raucous cry.  Both sexes sport a unique head plume. The species is not native to North America, but is often seen in zoos or parks, and occasionally as an escapee.

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