Iluka NSW .... Feral Red junglefowl?

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Subject: Iluka NSW .... Feral Red junglefowl?
From: John Hammond <>
Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2009 02:11:38 -0700 (PDT)
Hello all.... I was just wondering if any one is aware of any feral junglefowl 
populations around iluka in nsw? I have been staying at Yamba for a couple of 
days and this morning after visiting the iluka rainforest drove  down to the 
shark bay picnic ground. As I got out of the car I could hear a rooster calling 
somewhere in the scrub and given the distance from any houses and the dense 
habitat I was quite amazed to hear this. After a ten minute search I found 
myself peering through the scrub at one very shy red junglefowl. I don't know 
if people feed these chooks but the one I saw behaved very much like a wild 
bird. As for this wayward roosters genetics I can only say it looked nearly 
identical to the photos I manage to bring up on a google search of the species. 
I can only find reference to feral populations on heron and north west island. 
So my question to anyone in the know is could this bird be a legit feral tick? 
Or has somebodys prized red
 junglefowl gone for an awful long walk? If anything it will go down as the 
most spectacular rooster I've ever seen.....


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