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Indian Peafowl

Pavo Cristatus

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Fact File


1.4 - 1.6 metres


4 - 6 kg

Clutch size

3 - 5 eggs

life span

15 - 20 years

The Indian Peafowl is a bird species recognized for its beauty and cultural significance. The male, or peacock, is particularly noted for its iridescent blue and green feathers and the iconic fan-like tail adorned with eye-catching patterns.


These birds are omnivorous, feeding on a variety of plants, insects, and small creatures. In addition to their aesthetic appeal, they are also revered in various cultural and religious traditions, symbolizing grace, beauty, and pride.

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Did you know?!

The Indian Peafowl has been associated with royalty, including being featured on the throne of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, known as the Peacock Throne.

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