The Congo peafowl, also known as the African peafowl is a species of peafowl native to the Congo Basin. It is one of three peafowl species and the only member of the subfamily Pavoninae native to Africa. It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. buy congo peafowl here at the best price.
The male peacock of this species is a large bird of up to 25–28 inches in length. Though much less impressive than its Asiatic cousins, the male’s feathers are nevertheless deep blue with a metallic green and violet tinge. It has borne red neck skin, grey feet, and a black tail with fourteen tail feathers. Its crown is adorned with vertical white elongated hair-like feathers. The female measures up to 24–25 inches in length and is generally a chestnut brown bird with a black abdomen, metallic green back, and a short chestnut brown crest. Both sexes resemble immature Asian peafowl, with early stuffed birds being erroneously classified as such before they were officially designated as members of a unique species.
The Congo peafowl inhabits and is endemic to the Central Congolian lowland forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo where it has also been designated the national bird. It occurs in both primary and secondary forests in Salonga National Park. Secondary signs of its presence like droppings and feathers were more frequently encountered in the regenerating secondary forest than in a primary forest. In a secondary forest, its droppings were found close to watercourses, where trees were smaller and plant diversity lower than in a primary forest.
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