Vulturine Guineafowl
March 26, 2016
Grey – cheeked Mangabey
February 17, 2016
Scientific name:
Numida meleagris
Identification:
A familiar bird with greysh - black body covered in small white spots. Distinctive bright blue face and neck, horn coloured bony crest and red tipped blue wattles. 58 to 63 cm length.
Habitat:
Savanna, thornbush and cultivated areas, sea level to 2000 metres.
Behaviour:
Most Active at dawn and dusk. Highly vocal at time, particularly if a predator is spotted. Spends most of the times on the ground, but roots in trees and flies into trees if threatened.
Food:
Feeds Mostly on seeds but also on barries and insects, especially flying termites.
Reproduction:
Sexes similar, immature is drabber than adults, usually flocks except when breeding.