Java peacfowl

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Java peacfowl

The green peafowl is thought to be extinct in northeast India and Bangladesh, and is known to be extinct in Malaysia. Between 5,000 and 10,000 individuals are estimated to survive.

Java Peafowl(Pavo muticus)

Classification of a Java PeafowlKingdom: --Animalia-- is the kingdom the Java Peafowl is assigned into. Kingdom is the largest taxonomic category, combing together all living things that have certain major features in common. The kingdoms are: Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Protista, Monera. Some examples of animals are Sponges, worms, insects, fish, birds and humans.Phylum: --Chordata-- is the phylum the Java Peafowl is in. It includes animals that have a single dorsal nerve chord. The grouping together of all classes of organisms that have the same body plan and the dividing of the kingdoms is the taxonomic group phylum. Other phylums include: Phylum mollusca, Phylum chordata, Phylum arthropoda and Phylum annelida.Class: --Aves-- is the class the Java Peafowl in included in. The taxonomic group class is the part of the division in the classification of organisms, usually containing of several orders. This class includes birds and feathered reptiles. There forelimbs would have to be adapted to wings.Order: --Galliformes-- is the order the Pavo muticus is assigned into. Order is the common part of a class in the classification of organisms, residing of several families. The living things that are classified into this order should have a short bill and short wings. The peafowls are among one of the largest Galliformes. Example: grouse, ptarmigans, quails, turkeys.Family: --Phasianidae-- which is a family of birds, this category is so huge that occasionally is broken up into two subfamilies. The group family is the separation of an order in the classification of plants, animals, fungi, etc., typically involving of numerous categories. This family includes the Pavo muticus. Other birds in this family include: pheasants, partridges, junglefowl, chickens, and Old and New World quail. Genus: --Pavo-- is a peafowl, not a specific species; but, including all of them. A genus is the major division of a family in the classification of organisms, usually containing of more than one species. In this case it consists of many species of Peafowls; including the Java Peafowl. Other Peafowls it includes are: Arakan Peafowl, Burmese Peafowl, Annamese Peafowl, Malaysian Peafowl, Cardamom Peafowl, Indian Peafowl, Sri Lanka Peafowl, Javanese Peafowl, Northern Peafowl.Species: --muticus-- is a large bird that is found in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. Also known as the Java Peafowl. This term is used to explain the recommend classification common to the island of Java. The taxonomic group species is the major subdivision of a genus, it’s the basic category of classification, made of related species that resemble one another, they are able to mate between themselves, but are not able to breed with other species.

The Java Peafowl was widely spread in Southeast Asia in the past from eastern and north-eastern India, northern Myanmar and southern China, extending through Laos, and Thailand into Vietnam (The preferred habitat here was to be dry deciduous forests close to water but away from human disturbance.), Cambodia, Peninsular Malaysia and the islands of Java. In these ranges the habitat they live in are including primary forests and forests or woodland areas which have re-grown after a major disturbance, tropical and subtropical, as well as evergreen and deciduous. They may also be found in bamboo, on grasslands, savannas, scrub and farmland edge. In scientists’ studies, the closeness of water is an important factor. But, their habitat range has been decreasing due to habitat destruction and hunting.

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~DIET~(omnivore)A Peafowls diet is much like most birds'. It eats a lot of fruits and a vast number of insects. They especially enjoy it when there has been a good rain and the ground is lavishly laid with fresh grass, green seeds (and their fruits). They also enjoy buds, young leaves, shoots and grains. But, during the mating season, the birds suffer from not having enough except for fibrous dried up seeds.

Click here to watch a video of a Java Peafowl! Make sure to read the interesting facts on the right of the video!


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