helmeted guinea fowl

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Subject: helmeted guinea fowl
From: "Andrew Thelander" <>
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2007 17:03:53 +1000
Hello Scot, All
A whole flock of about a dozen Guinea fowl (some of them with large white
patches) have gone feral at Cooran in the Noosa hinterland.  They have taken
up residence around the sporting ovals and along the rainforest creekline
and the railway line.  I suspect they wandered off a local farm and came
into the village (because I used to see some Guinea fowl beside one of the
country roads nearby).  I've not seen anybody feeding them and I am watching
for breeding activity with a view to informing the Environment Section of
Noosa Council.
Local noticeboards often have "for sale" and "giveaway" notices about Guinea
fowl - sometimes claiming that the birds will keep snakes away!

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