By Anthony Cheke
Abstract Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus were brought to Britain by the Romans, and numbers at large in the countryside have fluctuated over time since then. This paper describes the well-established feral population at Nuneham Courtenay, in Oxfordshire, and presents a brief survey of feral birds elsewhere in Britain. It is argued that the Nuneham Courtenay birds, and probably other groups, are self-sustaining and merit consideration for Category C1 or C4 of the British List.
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