Helmeted Guinea Fowl

  • HELMETED GUINEA FOWL

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Scientific Name Numida meleagris
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Description

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.

Fun Facts

  • 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.

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