Peafowl or Peacock

The term peafowl can refer to the two species of bird in the genus Pavo of the pheasant family, Phasianidae. They are best known for the male's extravagant tail, which it displays as part of courtship. The male is called a peacock, the female a peahen, though it is common to hear the female also referred to as a "peacock" or "female peacock". The female peafowl is brown or toned grey and brown.

The two species are:

Pavo cristatus
Pavo muticus

The Indian Peafowl, pavo cristatus, is a resident breeder in the Indian subcontinent. The peacock is designated as the national bird of India.