The green peafowl is a species endemic to China. It has different features to the commonly seen blue peafowl. Its breast and neck are covered with scaly golden feathers. Thus, it was called "dragon bird" in ancient times. The green peafowl is an ancient prototype of the mythic phoenix, which was regarded as a symbol of civilization and virtue.
About 'Journeys in Nature': Ailao Mountains Series
Sitting in the middle of Yunnan Province, southwest China's Yunnan Province, the Ailao Mountains are famous for their biodiversity. From endangered wild beasts like black crested gibbons and green peafowls, to rare plants and various landscapes, the Ailao Mountains will never disappoint you.