Peafowl

  • Scientific name: Pavo cristata
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Family: Phasianidae
  • Genus: Pavo
  • Species: P. cristata

Fun Facts


  • Peafowl have been kept in captivity for many centuries.
  • It is the national bird of India.
  • Males are called "peacock," females are called "peahen," and the young are called "peachicks"
  • They live 15 to 20 years.
  • Peafowl eat grains, insects, small reptiles and small mammals.
  • Peafowl weigh 2 to 13 pounds.
Peacock