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Helmeted Guineafowl

Zoo Location: Primley
Helmeted Guineafowl
Habitat

Forests and dry bush.

Wild Diet

Insects, plant material, seeds, leaves and bulbs.

Behaviour

This bird is named for the bony protuberance on its crown. It has spotted plumage.

Breeding

The female lays 10-20 eggs in a hollow scrape in the ground and incubates the eggs for 28 days with help from the male. He also helps to care for the young once hatched.

Helmeted Guineafowl

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Numida meleagris
  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Galliformes
  • Family: Numididae
  • Conservation status: Least Concern
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