Green Peafowl

The sexes of Green Peafowl are quite similar in appearance, especially in the field. During most of the year, when the males have no visible trains, it is quite difficult to distinguish the sexes. Both sexes have tall pointed crests, and are long-legged, heavy-winged and long-tailed in silhouette. Seen from a distance, they are generally dark coloured birds with pale vermillion or buff coloured primaries which are quite visible in their peculiar flight which has been described as a true flapping flight with little gliding that one associates with Galliform birds.

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The Green Peafowl is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Green Peafowl, ''Pavo muticus'' is a large member of the Galliformes order that is found in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. During the Pliocene, the earliest fossil species Pavo bravardi had a large range that evidentially included much of Eastern Africa and Southern Europe. The familiar Indian Peafowl diverged from the Green Peafowl Superspecies ~ 70,000 years ago. The genetic divergence between Annametic and Arakan populations is ~1.8 million years~~ twice this old. More

The Green Peafowl, Pavo muticus (from Latin Pavo, peafowl; muticus, docked or curtailed) is a large Galliform bird that is found in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. It is the closest relative of the Indian Peafowl aka Blue Peafowl (Pavo cristatus), which is mostly found on the Indian subcontinent. More

Green Peafowl as vulnerable to extinction due to hunting and a reduction in extent and quality of habitat. More

Green Peafowl differ in appearance to the Indian Peafowl in that the male has a green and gold plumage and their wings are black with a sheen of blue. Unlike the Indian Peafowl, Green Peahens are similar to the Green Peacocks only having shorter upper tail feather coverts and slightly less iridescent in some parts. In the months where the male has no train, it is difficult to tell females and males apart. More

The Green Peafowl, Pavo muticus, also known as the Dragonbird, is a large member of the Galliformes order. Some new data suggests that the Green Peafowl is actually several species (Kermit Blackwood et al.). Any hard scientific data supporting multiple species remain unpublished and it is therefore currently classified as a single species with three subspecies; P. m. muticus (nominate), P. m. imperator and P. m. More

The green peafowl is listed as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List 2007 (1) and is listed on Appendix II of CITES (3). Description - Famous for the glorious train carried by the male, the green peacock lifts these metre-long iridescent upper tail feathers into a quivering fan when displaying. Each of the 200 metallic feathers ends in a beautiful brown, green and gold eyespot. More

Green Peafowl are powerful flyers that cover long distances as they travel from their deep forest roost to feeding sites in marsh pastures and along river banks. Description: This is a colorful pheasant and is sometimes considered the most beautiful member of its family. The male Green Peafowl is up to 10 feet (~3 meters) long, including the "train" and weighs up to 11 pounds (~5kg). More

the males and females in the Green peafowl becomes easier as the loral patch on the face of the males begins to turn black, and the female patch stays brown. Also, the fulvous-colored primaries of the male will be solid, where the female's rust primaries will have black stripes. As in other peafowl (collective term for peacock, peahen, and peachick), the pair of Java Green will need a pen or aviary with a minimum of 400 square feet of space. More

Status in Wild: The Green Peafowl, as a whole species, is considrered vulnerable to endangered in the wild. spicifer is believed now to be extinct; imperator are found in scattered populations in Yunnan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand; muticus is found only on Java, with perhaps only 1,000 left in the wild. Misc. Natural History Notes: Now eliminated from much of the originial range. Habitat loss and hunting primary threats. Pavo is Latin for peafowl. muticus is Latin for docked or curtailed. More

understand the special needs of the green peafowl that you are considering. Green peafowl are one of two “wild” colors of peafowl. The other one being the Pavo cristatus or better know as the India blue peafowl. Their care requirements are as different as their physical appearance. There are three sub-species of green peafowl. They are Muticus-Muticus (Java), Muticus-Imperator (Indo-Chinese), and Muticus-Spicifer (Burmese). All of these sub-species have subtle differences in coloration and confirmation. More

The Javanese Green Peafowl, Pavo javanensis is native only to the island of Java. The extinct Malay or Pahang Peafowl Pavo muticus muticus was believed by early naturalists to be identical to the species found on Java. The two are not identical and the peafowl's presence in the fossil record of Java from at least the Pliocene rules out an introduction by humans. Northern Yunnan is the home of one of the most intriguing forms of Green Peafowl. More

green peafowl as vulnerable to extinction due to hunting and a reduction in extent and quality of habitat. These two species are spectacularly plumaged birds and are the largest members of the Phasianidae. Males and females of both species have a crest atop the head. The males of both species have highly elongated and elaborated "trains" or "tails," which are decorated with metallic ocelli. More

Habitat: Indian and green peafowl in open forests; Congo peafowl in rain forests. Indian peacock What are peafowl? - Peacocks and peahens—these are the birds known as peafowl, members of the pheasant family. Although most people call the species peacocks, the word really only refers to the male bird. More

flock of Green Peafowl in the summer sunlight. feathers on the top of the head are the crest. Greens have a tighter and taller crest than the India peafowl. the peacocks' rear are known as his train. They are not actually the tail. The tail is a group of huge stuff feathers underneath the train. The train is comprised of very long feathers that extend from the back and rump of the peacock and flow down over the true tail. More

Think of Java Green peafowl, what’s the first image that comes to mind? Who decides what the best genetics are and why them… who follows that doctrine and why. Pictures below are for reference only, at this time no species is being applied or implied. You can call me but, don’t email about the pictures. Later we will supply the species or reason for using these particular photos. More

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Order : Galliformes
Family : Phasianidae
Genus : Pavo
Species : muticus
Authority : Linnaeus, 1766