Grevy’s Zebra
July 16, 2016
Helmeted Guineafowl
March 24, 2016
Scientific name:
Acryllium vulturinum
Identification:
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.
Habitat:
Dry desert and thornbush country, sea level to 1900 metres.
Behaviour:
Immuture is duller than adult, highly gregarious, occurring in large flocks, usually seen at dawn and dusk, often when approaching water.
Food:
Seeds and small invertebrates
Reproduction:
They lay eggs.