Peafowl are best known for the male's extravagant display of tail feathers, which it displays as part of its courtship ritual. The male is called a peacock, the female a peahen, though it is common to hear the female also referred to as a "peacock."
The term peafowl usually refers to the two species of bird from the pheasant family, Phasianidae. The India Peafowl is native to the India subcontinent. The peacock is designated as the national bird of India. The Green Peafowl breeds from Burma east to Java.
The peacock is easily the most recognizable bird in the world.