French Island Report – Indian Peafowl

To: John Tongue <>
Subject: French Island Report – Indian Peafowl
From: James Mustafa <>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:41:58 +1000
In truth, the reason for my initial investigation was for whether I could add 
them to my VicTwitch list. So the tassie tick isn't quite applicable in this 
case. I have seen them on Rottnest Island and Tassie before though. I did 
forget to add information into my write up about the generations. It seems like 
there have been at minimum 4-5 generations of peafowl on the island according 
to the parks Vic people. 


James Mustafa


> On 20 Sep 2014, at 8:56 am, John Tongue <> wrote:
> I can't recall what the figures are, now, but I'm sure I've heard it as "So 
> many years, OR so many generations"
> Either way, come to Tassie.  We've got tick-able Peafowl…. ;)
> Cheers,
> John Tongue
> Devonport, Tas.
>> On 20/09/2014, at 8:16 AM, Dave Torr <> wrote:
>> Interesting report James. I have seen a "10 year period" mentioned before
>> when considering whether or not birds are "tickable" and I wonder what the
>> basis for this is - for some small birds this could represent 10
>> generations I guess, whereas for an Ostrich it might be barely 3
>> generations. I would personally have thought that 3 generations is a
>> reasonable proof of being wild, but this means the criteria would change
>> according to species?
>> ​<>
>>> Fueled by that piece of information I shot off a couple of emails to other
>>> Victorian birders who shared the common belief that it is actually quite
>>> probable, but further proof of the ten year wild status and
>>> self-sustainment policy was required.
>>> ​<>
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