RFI Helmeted Guineafowl in Australia

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Subject: RFI Helmeted Guineafowl in Australia
From: Trevor Hampel <>
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:25:43 +0930
Hi birders,

What is the current status of Helmeted Guineafowl in Australia?

I don't count the dozen or so birds which occasionally wander over to our little patch of earth from my neighbour because they are kept in an enclosed yard every night and rarely wander more than 50m from home.

However, when visiting the Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo a few weeks ago we saw a group of about 8 of this species wandering through one of the car parks. Is this a self-sustaining population? They didn't seem constrained by any form of enclosure.

Thanks in advance,


Trevor Hampel,
Murray Bridge,
South Australia.


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