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Green peafowl (captive).jpg
Green peafowl (Pavo muticus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Phasianinae
Tribe: Pavonini
Rafinesque, 1815


Pavonini is a tribe of bird in the subfamily Phasianinae. Members of this family are primarily found in tropical Asia, along with one species in the Congo Rainforest in Africa. It contains two of the most charismatic members of the Phasianidae, the peafowl and the arguses. This grouping was supported by a 2021 phylogenetic analysis of Galliformes, and accepted by the International Ornithological Congress. The tribe name is accepted by the Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World.[1][2][3][4]


Image Genus Living species
Argo de Rheinard (Rheinardia ocellata), Zoo de Ciudad Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 2013-08-14, DD 01.JPG Rheinardia
Kuau Raja TNGL Yuli Seperi 081772311.jpg Argusianus
Afropavo congensis -Artis Zoo -Netherlands -male-8a.jpg Afropavo
Paonroue.JPG Pavo


  1. ^ Kimball, Rebecca T.; Hosner, Peter A.; Braun, Edward L. (2021-05-01). "A phylogenomic supermatrix of Galliformes (Landfowl) reveals biased branch lengths". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 158: 107091. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2021.107091. ISSN 1055-7903. PMID 33545275. S2CID 231963063.
  2. ^ "Taxonomic Updates – IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2021-08-01.
  3. ^ "Galliformes". bird-phylogeny (in German). Retrieved 2021-08-01.
  4. ^ "H&M4 Checklist family by family - The Trust for Avian Systematics". Retrieved 2022-08-04.