Thursday, June 9, 2011
Peacock (Pavo Cristatus) at Mossvale Park
Last year I discovered a peacock in Mossvale Park. I have no idea where it came from - Peacocks (also known as Indian or Common Peafowl) were introduced from India and there are no feral populations that I have heard of around South Gippsland, although apparently there are some in south-east Queensland and the Riverina in New South Wales. I guess someone nearby breeds them. Unfortunately it flew into a tree before I could get a good photograph, and I haven't seen it there since.