India Peafowl ( मोर ): Peacock is rather more common name in India and its a National Bird. There use to be 2 variety,the other one named Green Peafowl which is possibly extinct now.
Peacock holds high cultural values in Indian society and Buddhist philosophy. Its a symbol of wisdom, art and mythological belief.
Peafowl are omnivorous and feed on seeds, insects, reptiles and fruits. They are also known to kill small snakes. Since they have large social acceptance, so they have also learned to live with humans and even welcomed in agricultural fields.
A ROYAL BIRD.
Kalij Pheasant : Its a Himalayan bird and most common of all pheasants
The Kalij Pheasant can be found in a variety of habitat types such as evergreen and deciduous forests with dense undergrowth in Himalayan valley. They can be spotted near small water bodies in early hours of day.
Like numerous pheasants, the Kalij Pheasant is omnivorous. They feeds on varieties like small insects, snakes, termites, figs, forest yams, acorns, ripe fruits and other plant matter.
List of Fowl, Pheasant and Francolin
|Bird Name||Family Name||Record Location and Status|
|Grey Junglefowl||Junglefowl||Kabini, Nagarhole|
|Red Junglefowl||Junglefowl||Jhaltola, Uttaranchal|
|Indian Peafowl||Peafowl||Entire North India|
|Grey Peacock Pheasant||Pheasant|
|Kalij Pheasant||Pheasant||Jhaltola, Uttaranchal|
|Mrs Hume’s Pheasant||Pheasant|
|Tibetan Eared Pheasant||Pheasant|
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