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National Bird of India, Indian Peafowl: In Danger? – BiOME Ecology Magazine
by Prachi Dadhich Several studies claim that Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatusface faces severe threats. These include hunting for meat, feathers, medicinal purposes and poisoning by farmers to protect their crops. In 1972, it was added to Schedule I of Indian wildlife protection act and also to Appendix-1 of CITES. However, population estimates by several environmental …