(Phasianidae; Ϯ Blue Peacock P. cristatus) L. pavo, pavonis  peacock; "87. PAVO.  Caput pennis rectis revolutis tectum.  Pennæ dorsales elongatæ." (Linnaeus 1758); "Pavo Linné, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, 1, p. 156. Type, by tautonymy, Pavo cristatus Linné. (Pavo, prebinomial specific name in synonymy)." (Peters 1934, II, 133). Linnaeus's Pavo comprised two species (P. cristatus, P. bicalcaratus). The Blue Peacock was well-known to the ancients, appearing on coins and in literature, and as a delicacy on the tables of the wealthy.
Synon. Spiciferus.

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 19 January 2019).