Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52433

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Galliformes
Family:Numididae
Genus:Numida
Genus species:Numida meleagris

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:43-73 cm
Identification:The helmeted guinea fowl has a bare head and neck and black feathers that are uniformly spotted with white.
Habitat:Grasslands, forest edges, wooded ravines, hillsides
Diet:Omnivore: seeds, bulbs, insects, snails, ticks, wireworms, flowers
Reproduction:Guinea fowl form monogamous pairs, although several females may contribute to a single nest. Each female lays 6-8 eggs during the rainy season (Oct-March). Both parents help care for the chicks.
Flocks with several hundred birds may form.
Behavior:Guinea fowl are mainly terrestrial but roost in trees.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Sub-Saharan Africa Date:1983-08 Subjects:upland ground bird
Helmeted guinea fowl
Guineafowl
Galliformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52433