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Albino Green Peafowl - Pavo muticus Saw this Albino Green Peafowl at KL Bird Park, there was a pair of them and the Male was showing off his elaborate feathers/tail to the female, which was also an albino.<br />
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All regular Green Peafowl was able to roam free in the Park but this pair of Albino were kept in cages. Geotagged,Green Peafowl,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia,Pavo muticus,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Albino Green Peafowl - Pavo muticus

Saw this Albino Green Peafowl at KL Bird Park, there was a pair of them and the Male was showing off his elaborate feathers/tail to the female, which was also an albino.

All regular Green Peafowl was able to roam free in the Park but this pair of Albino were kept in cages.

    comments (5)

  1. I would love to know whether albino females are more attracted to albino or normal males? Posted 17 days ago
    1. I have no idea at all on this, sorry about that, Barry.
      I think since the Albino is the same species as the regular Green Peafowl, they can mate with each other, and in this instance, they intentionally kept the Abino male and female in the same cage, probably trying to make sure they have better chances of albino off springs.
      Posted 17 days ago
      1. No worries, Albert, I didn't really expect you to know the answer - I was just wondering aloud. Having studied molecular genetics in school, I remember that fruit flies show what is called "hybrid vigor", where individuals with mutations that cause an observable change (white instead of red eyes, for example) often have higher mating success. Would be interested to know if there is any research on this. Posted 16 days ago
  2. Wonderful Albert amazing spectacular Peafowl rare i would say.

    Doris
    Posted 9 days ago
    1. Thanks, Doris :) Posted 4 days ago

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The Green Peafowl, ''Pavo muticus'' is a large galliform bird that is found in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. It is also known as the Java Peafowl, but this term is properly used to describe the nominate subspecies endemic to the island of Java. It is the closest relative of the Indian Peafowl or Blue Peafowl , which is mostly found on the Indian subcontinent.

Similar species: Chicken-like Birds
Species identified by Albert Kang
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Uploaded Sep 7, 2017. Captured Sep 7, 2017 13:09 in Jalan Cenderawasih, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • TG-4
  • f/5.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO125
  • 11.01mm