Staglands Wildlife Reserve Part 2 : Peafowl!

Entering the reserve at Staglands a

PEACOCK

came to say hello!

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There was also a mrs PEAHEN

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One peacock was on the roof giving his eery cry every now and again.

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This one sat on the rails of the old railway line.

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Peafowl

Peafowl are two Asiatic and one African species of flying bird in the genus Pavo of the pheasant familyPhasianidae, best known for the male’s extravagant eye-spotted tail covert feathers, which it displays as part of courtship. The male is called a peacock, the female apeahen, and the offspring peachicks.[1] The adult female peafowl is grey and/or brown. Peachicks can be between yellow and a tawny colour with darker brown patches or light tan and ivory, also referred to as “dirty white”. The term also embraces the Congo Peafowl, which is placed in a separate genus Afropavo.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peafowl

 

Staglands Wildlife Reserve Part 1.

I had a wonderful day at Staglands Reserve  yesterday.

I am going to show some of the photos I have taken.

First just a little bit about the reserve.

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I took the photos from where I parked my car!

This is the main building and cafe.

Staglands Wildlife Philosophy

Staglands Wildlife Reserve was established by John Simister in 1972 in the beautiful Akatarawa Valley near Wellington.

If you’re interested in conservation, click here to read more about how the Staglands works with the Department of Conservation and other organisations to help protect out natural heritage. We have created a sanctuary for the birds and animals and invite you to share it with us

The wildlife park provides a great family activity close to Wellington and is a relaxing alternative to the Wellington Zoo!