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Young peafowl name: chick, peachick
Female peafowl: peahen
Male peafowl: peacock
A group of peafowls is called: party, muster, ostentation, pride
Peafowl classification: pavonine
Peafowl class: Bird
The term peafowl can refer to the two species of bird in the genus Pavo of the pheasant family, Phasianidae. The African Congo Peafowl is placed in its own genus Afropavo and is not dealt with here. Peafowl are best known for the male's extravagant tail feathers, which it displays as part of courtship. The male is called a peacock, the female a peahen, though it is common to hear the female also referred to as a peacock or female peacock. The female peafowl is brown or toned grey and brown.
The two species are:
The Indian Peafowl is a resident breeder in the Indian subcontinent. The peacock is designated as the national bird of India.
The Green Peafowl breeds from Burma east to Java. The IUCN lists the Green Peafowl as vulnerable to extinction due to hunting and a reduction in extent and quality of habitat.
The Indian Peafowl is monotypic, while the Green Peafowl has 3 subspecies, P. muticus spicifer, P. m. imperator and the nominate P. m. muticus. The two species are largely allopatric but will hybridize in captivity.
While the form of Green Peafowl in Yunnan is not separated taxonomically, it differs in a few aspects from other forms, particularly in its forest-dwelling habits, an odd, monal-like bill, a curiously long hind toe and longer, more slender wings (K. B. Woods in litt. 2000) . Some have suggested this is a new subspecies.
Some pheasant breeders have suggested that the Green Peafowl may have more subspecies.
What do you call a baby peafowl?
What do you call a female peafowl?
What do you call a male peafowl?
What do you call a group of peafowls?
Question: What is the scientific classification of a peafowl?
Question: What class is a peafowl in?