helmeted guinea fowl

To: "Andrew Thelander" <>, <>
Subject: helmeted guinea fowl
From: "Tim Murphy" <>
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2007 17:44:07 +1000
I believe that they roost low and so feral birds tend to fall victims to

They have to be taught to roost high and some vineyards keep them as a good
bug control method.

Tim Murphy

-----Original Message-----
 Behalf Of Andrew Thelander
Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2007 5:04 PM
Subject: helmeted guinea fowl

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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