Green Peafowl

(Pavo muticus)

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Pavo muticus
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Scientific Information

Other Names: Green-necked Peafowl, Burmese Peafowl, Java Peafowl

Subspecies: There are three subspecies: (P. m. muticus) native to Malaysia and Java, (P. m. spicifer) from northeastern India & northwestern Myanmar (now believed to be extinct) and (P. m. imperator) found in Indo-China.

Range: South-east Asia

Habitat: Forests and scrubland.

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.

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(l to r): 1, Kristin Cowell; 2-4, Kelly Wheelbarger; 5-6, Jan Harteman.


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