Java Green Peafowl Details
Java Green Peafowl are beautiful, and like all peafowl, they discourage bugs and snakes. With their royal bearing and beautiful tail feathers, peafowl are like living art.
Java Green Peacocks and peahens have a similar appearance. Both have an iridescent green head and body and a tall crest, as well as light blue and bright yellow coloring on their faces. The upper tail coverts, which cover the actual tail feathers, are very long on the males, and extend up to six feet during mating season. At other times of the year, the male’s train remains molted and lowered and it can be difficult to distinguish the sexes. The female does however lack the brilliant gloss and sheen that the male has but she does have the scaled feathers and a long tail.
Java Green Peafowl are the closest relative to the more widely recognized India Blue Peacock. Their natural habitat once covered a large portion of southeast Asia and included northern India, southern China, the islands of Java, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Status in the Wild:
Due to loss of habitat, Java Green Peafowl are considered vulnerable to endangered.