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Helmeted guineafowl

Numida meleagris

Description:

Looks like a spotty turkey



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3 Comments

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 7 years ago

My daughter has Guineas on her farm in VA. The feather they shed are so pretty.

lmdang
lmdang 7 years ago

Thanks, Gordon, I'll look into it

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 7 years ago

These are Guineafowl. There are several species of these birds and I don't know for sure which one this is. Since they are originally from Africa, these are likely domesticated Guineafowl. Many domestic varieties are descended from Helmeted Guineafowl. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guineafowl

3000, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.81, Long: 144.96

Spotted on Jul 10, 2011
Submitted on Jul 17, 2011

Spotted for mission

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