Helmeted Guinea Fowl

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Numida meleagris

The Helmeted Guinea Fowl is capable of flight, but is mainly terrestrial, often choosing to run rather than fly.  They are both monomorphic and monochromatic, meaning both the male and females look and act alike.  Pairs remain monogomous, living in flocks of up to hundreds of birds, foraging on open ground.



ANIMAL INFORMATION
HABITATAfrica
WEIGHT4 pounds
HEIGHT17 - 19 inches long
MATINGMostly during drier months (December - February)
GESTATION26 - 28 days incubation
YOUNGUp to 20 eggs
FAMILYNumididae
ORDERGalliformes
HABITLive in flocks
DIETPlants, seeds, fruits, greens, snails, spiders, worms, insects, frogs, lizards
LIFE SPAN15 years


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