Invasive Species Compendium

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Pavo cristatus



Pavo cristatus


  • Last modified
  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Pavo cristatus
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Aves
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Pavo cristatus

International Common Names

  • English: Indian peafowl

DADIS local name

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DADIS main name

  • common pea fowl
  • Indian peacock

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Aves
  •                     Order: Galliformes
  •                         Family: Phasianidae
  •                             Genus: Pavo
  •                                 Species: Pavo cristatus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 17 Dec 2021
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


Saint HelenaPresentIntroduced1531As: Pavo cristatus
South AfricaPresentIntroduced1968As: Pavo cristatus


IndiaPresentIntroduced1868As: Pavo cristatus
IsraelPresentIntroducedAs: Pavo cristatus. First reported: 1980 - 1989
JapanPresentIntroduced2009As: Pavo cristatus
QatarPresentIntroduced2006As: Pavo cristatus
SingaporePresentIntroduced1987As: Pavo cristatus
TaiwanPresentIntroduced2006As: Pavo cristatus
United Arab EmiratesPresentIntroduced1993As: Pavo cristatus


AustriaAbsent, Formerly present1966As: Pavo cristatus
GermanyPresentIntroducedAs: Pavo cristatus. First reported: <1963
PortugalPresentIntroduced1965As: Pavo cristatus
United KingdomPresentIntroduced1998As: Pavo cristatus

North America

BahamasPresentIntroduced1950As: Pavo cristatus
Dominican RepublicPresentIntroduced1798As: Pavo cristatus
Saint LuciaPresent, Only in captivity/cultivationIntroducedNoise nuisance reported
U.S. Virgin IslandsPresentIntroduced1989As: Pavo cristatus
United StatesPresentIntroduced1930As: Pavo cristatus
-HawaiiPresentIntroduced1860As: Pavo cristatus


AustraliaPresentIntroduced1870As: Pavo cristatus
-TasmaniaPresentIntroduced1979As: Pavo cristatus
French PolynesiaPresentIntroduced1920As: Pavo cristatus
New CaledoniaPresentIntroducedAs: Pavo cristatus. First reported: 1975 - 1980
New ZealandPresentIntroduced1840As: Pavo cristatus

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