Peafowl on Rottnest

Subject: Peafowl on Rottnest
From: (John Leonard)
Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 11:56:27 +1000 (EST)
Mention was made the other day of the feral Peafowl on Rottnest. I was there
a couple of years ago and saw them around the settlement, but it just didn't
occur to me that they might be feral and therefore 'tickable'; they just
behaved like domestic birds. Surely a bird whose main food seems to be
discarded chips around the cafes can't really be a wild bird? isn't there a
more truly feral population on Flinder's Island, for those keen on ticking


Dr John Leonard
PO Box 243, Woden,

" Old pond,
  a frog.  "  Basho


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