To: Bill Stent <>
Subject: Peafowl
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 10:58:58 +1100
There is also a small population at Blackbutt Reserve, in Newcastle, NSW, which has been there more than 20 years that I know of. I have occasionally seen young with them, so it seems that they breed. Perhaps they also would be tickable. I think I remember reading somewhere, that a species is regarded as resident if a breeding population is in place for more than 10 years. Can anyone confirm this figure.


Carl Clifford

On 27/11/2009, at 8:20 AM, Bill Stent wrote:

Hmm, interesting.

Does anyone have an opinion as to whether Peafowl is tickable?

There are small, but long standing, apparently self sustaining populations in Collingwood and Fairfield (in Melbourne). The Fairfield Hospital population has been there continuously since at leat the late 1980s. These could probably be described as feral, but how would this be different to the (I believe tickable) populations of Rock Dove, Common Myna, Ostrich, etc.?


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