French: Paon bleu German: Pfau Spanish: Pavo real común
Other common names:
Inde Orientale, Sri Lanka
Pakistan (E of R Indus) through most of India (S from Himalayas), S Nepal, S Bhutan to Sri Lanka; may still occur in Bangladesh.
Male 180–230 cm (tail 40–45 cm, train 140–160 cm), 4000–6000 g, wingspan 130–160 cm; female 90–100 cm (tail 32·5–37·5... read more
Territorial call a far-carrying, penetrating, over-slurred note repeated at intervals, with a nasal... read more
Favoured habitat in N India appears to be open forest with ber (Zizyphus) undergrowth... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous, although one study of diet, in W Ghats (SW India), estimated at vegetable matter comprised 91% of intake including seeds (13... read more
Season varies across range but seems to be related to wet season: in most of S India and Sri Lanka, apparently Jan–Apr; in Tamil Nadu... read more
No reliable information, but presumably sedentary, with small groups present in same area... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace-Lande: safe. No detailed information on status in India, as bird is considered so common that it is often overlooked as subject... read more
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