PeafowlPhoto by David Mayes

Scientific Name: Pavo cristatus

The species name in Sanskirt means "killer of snakes" because they eat young cobras, often making them revered by locals.
  • Size: Weight: 6 to 13 pounds; Length: 34 to 86 inches; Wingspan: 55 to 63 inches
  • Diet: Amphibians, reptiles, insects, tree and flower buds, grass, grains and bamboo shoots
  • Habitat: Deciduous, open forests and tropical areas
  • Range in the Wild: Southern Asia and India

Conservation Status
Listed as Least Concern.

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