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Congo peafowl
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A pair at Antwerp Zoo

(male on left of picture and female on right)

Conservation status
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Phasianinae
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Afropavo
Binomial name
Afropavo congensis

The Congo peafowl (Afropavo congensis), known locally as the mbulu, is a species of peafowl. It is native to the Congo Basin. It is one of three living species of peafowl, the other two being the Indian peafowl (originally of India and Sri Lanka) and the green peafowl (native to Burma and Indochina).

The Congo peacock has physical characteristics of both the peafowl and the guineafowl, which may indicate that the Congo peacock is a link between the two families.


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