The peafowl genus Pavo Linnaeus, 1758 consist of two species of spectaculary plumaged pheasants, the largest of the Phasianidae. Their highly elongated and elaborated trains are decorated with metallic ocelli; commonly called "tails", they are actually the uppertail coverts while the peacock's tail is much shorter and stiff and helps to prop up the train during display.
In captivity, the two Pavo will hybridise freely.
Sexing of Black-tailed Godwits Limosa limosa islandica: a comparison of behavioural, molecular, biometric and field-based techniques
Nov 01, 2006; Capsule Biometrics and plumage characteristics can both be used to reliably sex Black-tailed Godwits. Aims To develop methods of...