Grevy’s Zebra
July 16, 2016
Helmeted Guineafowl
March 24, 2016
Scientific name:
Acryllium vulturinum
A large, distinctive looking guineafowl with legs and long pointed tail feathers. Length 61 - 71 cm. The small bare, grey head with a tuft of velvety, brown feathers on the nape, is distinctive. Neck and chest feathers are long and pointed, with white stripes and cobalt - blue edges. The back, belly and wings are black, with small white spots.
Dry desert and thornbush country, sea level to 1900 metres.
Immuture is duller than adult, highly gregarious, occurring in large flocks, usually seen at dawn and dusk, often when approaching water.
Seeds and small invertebrates
They lay eggs.