S924 * Indian Peafowl or Common Peafowl or Blue Peafowl * Makpou * Pavo Cristatus

Peacock Pou
Where does this species come from?
Asia (Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka)

What is its invasive status in South Africa?
Peacocks are not a legislated invasive species but are regarded as exotic nuisance species.

Where in South Africa is it a problem?
Found in the Western Cape (Robben Island and Cape Town), and Eastern Cape (Port Elizabeth and East London)

How does it spread?
Feral populations may develop from neglected domestic birds.

Why is it a problem?
No record in South Africa, but the common peacock is known to eat eggs and chicks of seabirds.

(*) https://ebird.org/species/compea
(*) https://search.macaulaylibrary.org/catalog?taxonCode=compea