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Afropavo congensis (Congo Peafowl; Congo Peacock)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Congo peafowl (Afropavo congensis), known as the mbulu by the Congolese, is a species of peafowl native to the Congo Basin. It is one of three extant species of peafowl, the other two being the Indian peafowl (originally of India and Sri Lanka) and the green peafowl (native to Burma and Indochina).
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 9.92691
EDGE Score: 3.77752


Birth Weight [1]  70 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  40 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  60 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  10 %
Forages - Understory [2]  20 %
Forages - Ground [2]  70 %
Clutch Size [4]  2
Incubation [3]  26 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Central Congolian lowland forests Democratic Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northeastern Congolian lowland forests Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kahuzi-Biéga National Park II 1647768 Democratic Republic of the Congo  

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Forests west of Lake Edward Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Itombwe Mountains Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Kahuzi-Biega National Park Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Lomako: Yekokora Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A3
Maiko National Park Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A3
Okapi Faunal Reserve Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Salonga National Park Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No

Prey / Diet

Caesalpinia decapetala (Liane croc chien)[3]
Celtis adolfi-friderici (European hackberry)[3]
Margaritaria discoidea (Pheasant-berry)[3]
Musanga cecropioides (Musanga cecropioides)[3]
Shirakiopsis elliptica[3]
Strombosia grandifolia[3]
Xymalos monospora (Lemonwood)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Bycanistes cylindricus (Brown-cheeked Hornbill)2
Bycanistes fistulator (Piping Hornbill)1
Cephalophus natalensis (Natal duiker)1
Ceratogymna atrata (Black-casqued Wattled Hornbill)2
Mandrillus leucophaeus (drill)1
Neotragus moschatus (suni)1
Onychognathus tenuirostris (Slender-billed Starling)1
Onychognathus walleri (Waller's Starling)2
Philantomba maxwellii (Maxwell's duiker)1
Pseudocalyptomena graueri (Grauer's Broadbill)1
Sylvicapra grimmia (bush duiker)1
Tauraco hartlaubi (Hartlaub's Turaco)1


Parasitized by 
Baruscapillaria obsignata <Unverified Name>[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Artis Zoo
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Burger's Zoo
Chicago Zoological Park
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Cologne Zoo
Copenhagen Zoo
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes
Miami Metrozoo
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodz
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
North of England Zoological Society
Oklahoma City Zoological Park
Safaripark Beekse Bergen
Saint Louis Zoological Park
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
San Diego Zoo
The Pheasant Foundation (OHBG)
Vogelpark (Birdpark) Avifauna
Wilhelma Zoo
Yokohama Zool. Gardens
Zoo Dvur Kralove, a.s.
Zoo of Antwerp
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zoological Society of London
Zoologischer Garten Frankfurt

Range Map




Attributes / relations provided by
1Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access