Congo peafowl

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Congo peafowl
Afropavo congensis -Antwerp Zoo -pair-8a.jpg
A pair at Antwerp Zoo

(male on left of picture and female on right)

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Afropavo
Binomial name
Afropavo congensis

The Congo peafowl (Afropavo congensis), known locally as the mbulu, is a species of peafowl. It is native to the Congo Basin.[2] It is one of three living species of peafowl, the other two being the Indian peafowl (originally of India and Sri Lanka) and the green peafowl (native to Burma and Indochina).

The Congo peacock has physical characteristics of both the peafowl and the guineafowl, which may indicate that the Congo peacock is a link between the two families.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Afropavo congensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. Dowsett R.J. & Forbes-Watson A.D. 1993. Checklist of birds of the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions. Tauraco Press.
  3. "Congo Peafowl". World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Retrieved 4 March 2014.