Congo Peafowl Afropavo congensis


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

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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.

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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 (2022) Species factsheet: Afropavo congensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/09/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/09/2022.