Congo Peafowl Afropavo congensis


Collar, N. J.; Butchart, S. H. M. 2013. Conservation breeding and avian diversity: chances and challenges. International Zoo Yearbook 48(1): 7-28.

Dupain, J.; Van Krunkelsven, E. 1996. Recent observations of the Congo Peacock Afropavo congensis in the Equateur Province, Zaire. Ostrich 67: 94-95.

Fuller, R. A.; Garson, P. J. 2000. Pheasants. Status survey and conservation action plan 2000-2004. IUCN and the World Pheasant Association, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Hart, J. A. 1994. Survey and status of the Congo Peafowl in eastern Zaire---progress report (March--June 1994). Annual Review of the World Pheasant Association 1994: 44-48.

Hart, J. A.; Upoki, A. 1997. Distribution and conservation status of Congo Peafowl Afropavo congensis in eastern Zaire. Bird Conservation International 7: 295-316.

Keane, A.M.; Garson, P.J.; McGowan, P.J. K. in press. Pheasants: status survey and conservation action plan 2005-2009. IUCN and WPA, Gland, Switzerland.

Lovel, T.W. I. 1975-1976. The Present status of the Congo Peacock. World Pheasant Association Journal: 48-57.

McGowan, P. J. K. 1994. Phasianidae (Pheasants and Partridges). In: del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. (ed.), Handbook of the birds of the world, pp. 434-552. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Mulotwa, M.; Louette, M.; Dudu, A.; Upoki, A. 2006. W.A.O.S. research grant report: the Congo Peafowl Afropavo congensis in Salongo National Park (Democratic Republic of Congo). Malimbus 28(2): 143-144.

Mulotwa, M.; Louette, M.; Dudu, A.; Upoki, A.; Fuller, R. A. 2010. Congo Peafowl use both primary and regenerating forest in Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo. Ostrich 81(1): 1-6.

Thompson, J. A. M. 1996. New information about the presence of the Congo Peafowl. World Pheasant Association News 50: 3-8.

van Bocxstaele, R. Undated. The Congo Peafowl Afropavus congensis Chapin. Including some new facts concerning the history of the bird in nature and the captive breeding program at Antwerp Zoo.

Further resources

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Afropavo congensis. Downloaded from on 23/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 23/10/2021.