Pavo cristatus | Indian peafowl

Introduced

The common peafowl is found wild on Hualālai, South Kohala, and in the district of Kaʻū. There are also captive populations in some places. Males (“Peacocks”) are 40 inches long, but 100 inches long if you count their impressive long, flowing tails. Males have brilliant iridescent green and blue plumage. Females are smaller at 30 inches long. Females are not as showy as the males. They are dark above, and pale below. Both genders have a distinctive crest.

Hotspots for Indian peafowl

Honua‘ula Forest Reserve (Makāula -‘O‘oma section)

Wet forest

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Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Halapepe and ʻŌhiʻa Trails

Dry forestPasture and grasslands

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