Peafowl, Common

Peafowl, Common

Pavo cristatus

Vital Statistics


Body: 35 - 50 inches long; Tail 5 ft long


8.75 - 13 lbs


Pheasant pellets, chopped greens, and chopped fruit


Status: Least Concern

Geographic Region

Open forest of India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Butan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Feral populations have been introduced to Australia, New Zealand, the Bahamas and the USA

At The Zoo

Roam freely around the Zoo grounds

Did You Know?

The male uses his bright feathers to attract a mate, whereas the dull brown feathers of the female allow her to blend in with the bushes so that predators cannot see her while she is incubating her eggs.