Indian Peafowl

About the Indian Peafowl

Also known as: Common Peafowl, Blue Peafowl, Peacock

The Indian Peafowl is the national bird of India. Males of the species are recongnizable in breeding plumage due to their long and beautiful iridescent "tail" feathers. They are resident breeders on the Indian subcontinent; there are feral populations all over the world due to the decorative value of Indian Peafowl. The birds appear frequently in Indian mythology and pop culture.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 20 March 2010
Scientific Name
Pavo cristatus
  • Galliformes
  • Phasianidae
  • Pavo
  • P. cristatus
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 5 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
34 to 88 inches
97 to 212 ounces

International Names

Czech (Cesky) Páv Korunkatý
Danish (Dansk) Påfugl
Dutch (Nederlands) Blauwe Pauw
Finnish (Suomi) Riikinkukko
French (Français) Paon bleu
German (Deutsch) Pfau
Italian (Italiano) Pavone comune
Japanese (日本語) インドクジャク [Indokujaku]
Norwegian (Norsk) Indiapåfugl
Polish (Polski) Paw Indyjski
Russian (русский язык) павлин
Spanish (Español) Pavo-real Común
Swedish (Svenska) Påfågel
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