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Feral peacocks to be purged from Narrabundah

By johnboy 15 April 2013 32

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TAMS have the sad news that they’re taking action against the burgeoning peacock population in the Inner South:

To help address a growing number of complaints from residents, as well as protect surrounding parkland, a program will be undertaken to relocate up to 20 peacocks that are located in Narrabundah, Territory and Municipal Services announced today.

There is an estimated 30 feral peacocks that roost in Narrabundah and arrangements have been made with Taronga Zoo to take up to 20 of them. It is thought the peacocks originated from a wildlife park in Symonston which closed in the 1980s.

“In recent times there has been a growing number of complaints from the residents of St Aidan’s Court, as well as in the broader Narrabundah area, about the problems the peacocks are causing.

These problems include noise and droppings as well as damage to buildings, gardens and parkland,” said Fleur Flanery, Director, City Services.

“The peacocks have also been reported as posing potential traffic hazards. Peacocks are a feral introduced species so we do need to look at how we manage their growing population.

One wonders what other remnants of the Ghost Zoo are still running free?

[Photo by Madison Berndt CC BY 2.0]

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Thumper 12:33 pm 16 Apr 13

dungfungus said :

Thumper said :

Save the peacocks!

What about the peahens?

Them too… 🙂

dungfungus 11:27 am 16 Apr 13

Thumper said :

Save the peacocks!

What about the peahens?

sarahblaec 8:47 am 16 Apr 13

poetix said :

I would have thought having to flaunt himself like that meant that the females did the choosing, based on the size and beauty of the tail. They sit around like critics.

Yep, it is indeed the female who does the choosing in peacocks – peahens select a mate from a congregation of displaying males based on the number of “eye-spots” in his train (preferring a larger number).

dungfungus said :

TAMS can cull native kangaroos when they have to so why not some feral peacocks?

I guess the thing here is that these birds seem to be at least semi-tame and their relatively small number makes them a suitable candidate for trapping and relocation, which isn’t possible with kangaroos.

Thumper 8:42 am 16 Apr 13

Save the peacocks!

bundah 10:49 pm 15 Apr 13

poetix said :

bundah said :

poetix said :

Every boy is Sabine in this species. No-one ever mentions the peahens!

The peacock is quite the stud for he has up to six peahens in his harem so could it be that they’re subservient? 🙂

I would have thought having to flaunt himself like that meant that the females did the choosing, based on the size and beauty of the tail. They sit around like critics.

Oh yes no question the male puts it out there but it’s the peahens who do the choosing.Sounds rather familiar…

poetix 10:16 pm 15 Apr 13

bundah said :

poetix said :

Every boy is Sabine in this species. No-one ever mentions the peahens!

The peacock is quite the stud for he has up to six peahens in his harem so could it be that they’re subservient? 🙂

I would have thought having to flaunt himself like that meant that the females did the choosing, based on the size and beauty of the tail. They sit around like critics.

HiddenDragon 10:09 pm 15 Apr 13

What a sadly missed opportunity – on the Subcontinent, tigers are known to hunt peacocks, so the introduction of one or two of those splendid beasties would not only provide wonderful Youtube and Instagram opportunities for the good folk of Narrabundah, as nature took its course, it should also deal with the elusive tyre slasher. When will these bumbling local officials ever learn…….?

bundah 10:08 pm 15 Apr 13

poetix said :

Every boy is Sabine in this species. No-one ever mentions the peahens!

The peacock is quite the stud for he has up to six peahens in his harem so could it be that they’re subservient? 🙂

shauno 9:55 pm 15 Apr 13

Can you eat them. I vote for plucking one and cooking it like a roast goose.

Gungahlin Al 9:47 pm 15 Apr 13

I’d be happy to see them up my way. I used to breed peacocks and a range of other pheasants and parrots. They’re lovely birds. And while droppings might be a minor annoyance, I doubt they’d be supplanting much in the way of native species, given they are only living in built-up areas and are probably being fed by residents or they wouldn’t go even close to getting enough to eat.

Did you know the peacock down in the valley was the alarm that always warned the Kelly Gang when the troopers were coming?

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