Common name: White peafowl. Scientific name: Pavo cristatus. Distinctive characters: it is a mutant form or colour variation of normal peafowl notable for male's extravagant display of feathers. Distribution: Indan sub-continent-drier parts. Habit: forages and nests on the ground but roosts on tree top. Habitat: Semi desert grassland, scrub and deciduous forest. Food: insects, fruits, small mammals, small reptiles. Breeding: lay a clutch of 4-8 eggs. Hatched after 28 days. Male does not assist in rearing. Male is polygamous with upto 6 hens. Status: Sch-I of Wildlife (Protection) Act.