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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Peafowl (Manipuri Name - Wahong)

Jaipur -Feb 2012

Bharatpur -Jan 2012

Ranthambore-Jan 2012

Corbett-April 2011

Peafowl are two Asiatic species of flying birds in the genus Pavo of the pheasant family, Phasianidae, best known for the male's extravagant eye-spotted tail, which it displays as part of courtship. The male is called a peacock, the female a peahen, and the offspring peachicks.[1] The adult female peafowl is grey and/or brown. Peachicks can be between yellow and a tawny colour with darker brown patches. The term also embraces the Congo Peafowl, which is placed in a separate genus Afropavo.
The species are:

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