The Green Peafowl
) (from Latin Pavo
, peafowl; muticus
, Mute, docked or curtailed) is a large galliform bird that is found in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. It is also known as the Java Peafowl
, but this term is properly used to describe the nominate subspecies endemic to the island of Java. It is the closest relative of the Indian Peafowl or Blue Peafowl (Pavo cristatus
), which is mostly found on the Indian subcontinent.
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