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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Peafowl



Beauty Of Animal | Peafowl  | Peacock in the Congo, Afropavo congensis, is a type of peacock. Which is the only member of the genus Afropavo monotypic.The male is a large bird, up to 70 cm (28 inches) in length. Feathers and the deep blue color with a metallic tinge green and violet. It's bare skin red neck, feet, gray, and black tail with fourteen blades. The head is decorated with vertical white elongated hair-like feathers on the throne. Female birds generally chestnut brown with black abdomen, a bright green background, and a short chestnut brown the top. Both sexes are similar to the peacock Asian immature, and stuffed birds in the early classification error in this way before and they were officially discovered as a unique.

He lives and settlement in the rainforest in the Congo River Basin low in the central part of the Republic of Congo. Diet consists mainly of fruits and invertebrates. Male has a display similar to the other peacocks, fanning its tail in this case, while the other peacocks fan their tail high ambitions. Congo, the male peacock is unilateral, despite the need for information from the wild.

Very little is known about this species. Have been recorded for the first time as a 1936 by Dr. James youths based on two stuffed specimens in the Museum of the Congo in Belgium. It's qualities both Peacock and guineafowl, which may indicate that the Congo peacock is a link between the two families.Due to ongoing habitat loss, small population size and fishing in some areas, the Congo peacock is evaluated and vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

 
 

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