Scientific Name Numida meleagris
The conspicuous horny “helmet” on top of their naked heads distinguishes helmeted Guinea fowl. The head region is brightly pigmented with blue, red and yellow.
- Helmeted Guinea fowl are noisy and gregarious birds, but they are often inconspicuous when feeding among trees and scrub.
- Flocks of several hundred birds are common and 2,000 birds have been counted in one flock.