16 July 2019 Birds

Peafowl, Peacock

Exotic bird introduced into New Zealand in the 1840s. Established at Eastwoodhill from a flock at Turihaua and Glenroy. In 1985 they numbered three male and two female. There are now over thirty birds and numbers are increasing. They may be now found in Three Kings and Pear Park. The calls in late winter onwards are haunting.