Pavo muticus Linnaeus, 1766 - Green Peafowl

Subspecies in India

This is also known as the Burmese Peafowl.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

This non-migrant species is rare. It inhabits forests and grasslands of Northeast India (mainly Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland), Myanmar, Cambodia, and other southeast Asian countries, from the sea level up to 2,100m (BirdLife International 2018). 

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population size estimated at 10,000-19,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to agriculture and other human encroachments. Adult survival is also low possibly due to excessive hunting (BirdLife International 2018).

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total
BirdLife International 2018. Pavo muticus . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22679440A131749282. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22679440A131749282.en. Accessed on 31 January 2020.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Pavo muticus Linnaeus, 1766 – Green Peafowl. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/pavo-muticus, accessed 2024/06/25.