peafowl

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Related to Pea cock: Pavo cristatus

peafowl:

see peacockpeacock
or peafowl,
large bird of the genus Pavo, in the pheasant family, native to E Asia. There are two main species, the common (Pavo cristatus), and the Javanese (P.
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peafowl

1. either of two large pheasants, Pavo cristatus (blue peafowl) of India and Ceylon and P. muticus (green peafowl) of SE Asia. The males (see peacock (sense 1)) have a characteristic bright plumage
2. a rare closely related African species, Afropavo congensis (Congo peafowl), both sexes of which are brightly coloured