Details: This poster shows a peacock with its tail feathers spread out.
The term peafowl can refer to the two species of bird in the genus Pavo of the pheasant family, Phasianidae. The African Congo Peafowl is placed in its own genus Afropavo. Peafowl are best known for the male's extravagant tail feathers, which it displays as part of courtship. 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 male peafowl, or peacock, has long been known and valued for its brilliant tail feathers. The bright spots on it are known as eyes , and inspired the Greek myth that Hera placed the hundred eyes of her slain giant Argus on the tail of her favorite bird.