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  Indian Blue Peahen

 

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An adult female Indian Blue Peafowl (fig.), referred to as Indian Blue Peahen, spotted on the outer wall of a house in Mandawa, a town in the state of Rajasthan.

 

Whereas peacocks have an overall blue head and neck (fig.), peahens have a whitish head with a dark brown crown and brown supercilium, and a scaled neck, which is greenish-blue above, and gradually changes to brownish grey-white towards the belly.

 

  Indian Blue Peahen

 

  Indian Blue Peahen

 

Below, the female is white, whilst the upperparts are brownish-grey with tiny black-and-white lines on the wings. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

INDEX BIRDS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

See also WILDLIFE PICTURES.