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Alternative name: Common Peafowl
Females are about 86 cm (34 in) long and weigh about 3.4 kg (7.4 lbs), while males average at about 2.12 m (7.3 ft) in full breeding plumage (107 cm/42 in when not) and weigh about 5 kg (11 lbs). Blue-green plumage. The female plumage is a mixture of dull green, grey and iridescent blue, with the greenish-grey predominating.
Dry semi-desert grasslands, scrub and deciduous forests.
It forages and nests on the ground but roosts on top of trees. 4-8 light brown eggs are laid, incubation is 28 days. The eggs are and are laid every other day usually in the afternoon. The male does not assist with the rearing, and is polygamous with up to six hens.
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