Helmeted Guinea Fowl

Numida meleagris

Size: Up to 58 cms
Habitat: Woodlands, savanna and bush
Feeding: Seeds, fruit, insects, worms, snails

The Helmeted Guineafowl is easy to recognise. It is a large bird with dark grey plummage and is covered with white spots. The face and the throat are blue and it has a dull yellow or red "helmet" on top of its head.

These birds have been domesticated and are bred as food and pest control. They can be used in recipes in place of chicken.

This photo was taken in the Ruaha National Park, Tanzania.











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