RFI Helmeted Guineafowl in Australia

To: Trevor Hampel <>
Subject: RFI Helmeted Guineafowl in Australia
From: Michael Tarburton <>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:56:36 +1000
G'day Trevor & list members

There is a group of 80 Helmeted Guineafowl that have the run of the outback town of Chillagoe. They had 2+ broods in July, have been there for some years. They are certainly out-breeding the four Squatter pigeons that live around the Chillagoe golf Club.

They also out-breed the wild Pea Fowl that now inhabit mainly the creek area. But that is because they used to annoy the hospital folk when they chose to sleep in their trees, and they got the environment department to reduce their numbers.

Happy hunting


On 01/10/2014, at 10:55 PM, Trevor Hampel wrote:

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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