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Wildlife Information

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Peafowl are ground feeding birds with very strong legs. Their diet consists mostly of insects. During the summer breeding season, males will grow ornamental feathers and display themselves to females. One male typically lives with two to five females.

Since being introduced to California in the 1940s, peafowl have adapted to residential environments. Peafowl can be a nuisance as they can be noisy and messy. They can devour newly planted flowerbeds, soil lawns, driveways and destroy rooftops.

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  • Avoid keeping compost on your yard
  • Keep animal food indoors
  • Landscape your yard with plants peafowl do not like
  • If peafowl do show up, use sprinklers or hoses to scare them off your property
  • Do not capture peafowl yourself, call the human society or hire professional trapping service


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