- Pavo (genus)
name = Peafowl
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Green Peafowl, " Pavo muticus"
genus = "Pavo"
genus_authority = Linnaeus, 1758
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genus"Pavo" Linnaeus, 1758 consist of two speciesof spectaculary plumaged pheasants, the largest of the Phasianidae. Their highly elongated and elaborated trains are decorated with metallic ocelli; commonly called "tails", they are actually the uppertail coverts while the peacock's tail is much shorter and stiff and helps to prop up the train during display.
In captivity, the two "Pavo" will hybridise freely.
Indian Peafowl, "Pavo cristatus"
Green Peafowl, "Pavo muticus"
* "Pavo bravardi" (Early - Late
Pliocene) - "Gallus moldovicus", sometimes misspelt "moldavicus", may be a junior synonym"Gallus aesculapii", a Late Miocene- Early Pliocene " junglefowl" of Greece, may also have been a peafowl.
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