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Endangered Congo Species: Congo peafowl

Animal

Congo peafowl is a peacock that lives only in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is a very rare bird that belongs to the genus Congo peafowl, Phasianidae, Phasianidae. Congo peafowl is a peacock that lives only in the rainforest and was first discovered in 1936. This congo peafowl is actually endangered and is currently designated as an endangered species. It is a peacock that may become extinct depending on the future.

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Habitat

Congo peafowl live only in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Characteristics

The congo peafowl has a total length of 60-70 cm and a weight of 1.3-1.4 kg. This peacock lives only in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Males have a deep purple back and chest and a black abdomen. The female has a glossy yellow-green upper surface and a reddish-brown color from the face to the neck, chest, and abdomen. Congo peafowl inhabit only rainforests up to an altitude of 1200 m. There are no long and splendid feathers or beautiful eye-spots found in other peacocks, great argus, and gray peacocks. Congo peafowl live on the ground during the day and sleep on trees at night. The congo peafowl was first discovered in 1936 and is a new species less than 100 years old when it was discovered by humans.

Ecology

Congo peafowl are plant-eating animals that live on fruits and insects. The breeding style is oviparous. It is possible to breed year-round. When estrus begins, the male raises her tail feathers, spreads her white crests, and approaches and courts the female with a muffled voice. You can lay 2-3 eggs at a time. The incubation period is about one month. Males and females jointly take care of newborn chicks. The chicks have a mottled yellow and brown pattern, and their feathers regenerate after 3 months of age.

Endangered species

Congo peafowl is a peacock that can only be seen in Congo, and its abundance is not so large by nature. After its discovery in 1936, Congo peafowl began to be bred in the United States in 1949 and in Europe in 1957, and currently about 100 birds are bred worldwide. In recent years, agricultural land development and deforestation have become problems, and the number of inhabitants has decreased. Taxidermy and edible hunting are also occurring, and overfishing of peacocks has become a fatal problem. Congo peafowl is currently designated as an endangered species.

Breeding

Congo peafowl are rarely inhabited and cannot be bred by the general public. Watch at the zoo or visit the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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